Municipality of Anchorage (Anchorage Public Library)

Log Number: CAGML-247051-OMLS-21

The Anchorage Public Library will make 30 Chromebooks and MiFi devices (hotspots) available for lending to patrons whose only internet access was the library, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons will be able to enroll in Learning Circles, a free study group for people taking online classes. Learning kits will also be created to provide additional education and resources on basic computer skills, employment, language learning, and personal finance, and COVID-19 recovery assistance access. This program will focus on the communities served by the Mountain View, Muldoon, and Loussac libraries where internet inequity is the highest and where focused job seekers, persons applying for benefits, students, and entrepreneurs have all been hit especially hard by the pandemic.