BELEN — The American Library Association announced the Belen Public Library has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association, sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.

The Belen Public Library will use the $1,000 in funding to enhance its Computer Learning Lab, created with support from a Facebook Community Action Grant. In addition to basic computer skills and professional development opportunities, the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative will help the Belen Public Library provide online materials to help with career development tools like resume writing, business planning, and marketing skills.

“This is an exciting opportunity for community members to enhance their career potential, increase their skills, and start on the path to that next better job or small business idea,” said Kathleen Pickering, director of the Belen Public Library.

There will be an open house at the Belen Public Library from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, to showcase the Computer Learning Lab and demonstrate the resources made available by the Grow With Google libraries partnership.

Basic computer skills sessions will be offered at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, contact Kathleen Pickering at 505-966-2604.

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