Loveland Public Library will offer free digital skills workshops in September aimed at improving the employment and education prospects of patrons with the help of a Google-backed initiative.
The library was chosen to take part in the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills program, which was organized by the American Library Association and Public Library Association and is funded by Grow With Google.
Participants will be matched with a librarian who will be available to answer questions, help them get started with coursework and guide them toward a specific learning path.
Partners include Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, which will provide virtual job-searching, resume-building and interview skills workshops; Loveland Rotary Club, which granted $4,000 to secure mobile devices and internet access for library patrons; and the Digital Workshop Center.
A virtual orientation and mentor-matching event are planned for 1-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 4-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.