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Chromebooks available at all Guelph Library locations for Upper Grand students

MEDIA RELEASE
June 9, 2015

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board has generously placed 35 Chromebook laptops exclusively for their students use at all Guelph Public Library (GPL) locations with a seven day loan period and $2 per day overdue fine. This new homework option provides students of all grades equal access to reliable wi-fi services and electronic resources within the library and the ability to retrieve assignments on UGCloud after school, in the evenings, and on the weekends!

With the goal of creating increased access for all students to the Internet and other digital resources, these lightweight and easy to use laptops are helping to bridge the digital divide. 

“The Guelph Public Library is pleased to partner with Upper Grand District School Board to help promote digital literacy and support our local education system,” says library CEO Steve Kraft. “This is just another benefit of your library card and how the library continues to support its community through the power of partnerships.”

Chromebooks will be available at all locations starting June 11, 2015. All you need is your Guelph Public Library card to sign out a Chromebook today!

Chromebooks for students are also available in three branches of the Wellington County Library (Drayton, Palmerston and Mount Forest), the Shelburne Public Library, both branches of the Orangeville Public Library and coming soon to Grand Valley Public Library.

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For more information:

Steve Kraft, CEO, Guelph Public Library
519-8246220 ext. 224

skraft@GuelphPL.ca

Michelle Campbell
Supervisor, Library & Media Services, Upper Grand DSB
519-822-4420 ext. 550
michelle.campbell@ugdsb.on.ca

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