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‘Gadget Menagerie’ training offered in White Salmon

The Washington State Library, in partnership with local libraries across the state, is providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff and patrons.

At the White Salmon Valley Community Library, the session will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 2-4 p.m.

During the Gadget Menagerie sessions attendees will learn how various eReaders, tablets and other devices work. Discover what these devices have in common, how they differ and learn basic tips from skilled Washington State Library trainers. The trainers will customize the experience to focus on the needs of the device user.

Bring your own device or explore one from the Washington State Library “Tech Petting Zoo” that includes (subject to availability) Kindles, Nooks, Galaxy Tablets, iPads, Microsoft Surface and a Chromebook.

“This is another great example of the Washington State Library and our excellent local libraries providing helpful ‘real-world’ training to folks,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “It’s a brave new world of technology, fun and helpful and scary to people who haven’t used all of these devices.”

The Washington State Library is a division of the Office of Secretary of State. This training opportunity is funded by the Washington State Library via the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

For more information about this and other library programs, services and resources call the White Salmon library or visit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library home page at fvrl.org.

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