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Visit your local library for free workshops and eBooks

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Visit your local library between Monday 2 to Saturday 7 October to discover the world of our elibrary. 

West Sussex County Council libraries are running eLibrary workshops to mark Get Online Week 2017.

The week is a national event which runs annually by the Good Things Foundation. This year their theme is to Try 1 Thing, encouraging people to try doing something online in a familiar environment.

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Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “These sessions are a great way to encourage our residents to make use of the fantastic resources available within our libraries as well as helping people become more online-savvy. I’m really looking forward to going along to one of the sessions to brush up on my own skills.

“With such a wide variety to choose from – free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines there should be something for everyone.”

The eLibrary is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPads, tablets, phones and laptops. Places are limited so please contact your local library to reserve your free place.

Information will also be available at these sessions about the importance of online safety.

Dates, times and locations can be found by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraryevents.

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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society

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Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccg2021

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