Filling out the virtual playground are PCs, Xboxes and an AWE Early Literacy Station
“Libraries have always provided access to relevant resources,” says Washington Park Library Branch Manager Matthew David. “PLANET is a terrific continuation of our pursuit to strike the right balance for our users, especially our kids, who often do not have access to smart phones or other 21st century tech. They deserve a chance to be explorers.”
It will be the first of its kind for this location and a valuable asset to the community. The Washington Park Branch serves the Carver Shores and Metrowest areas of Orlando. More than 25 percent of the residents in this area have incomes below the poverty level, and many of the kids who use the library do not have access to high-end technology and devices. This installation, which gives kids in these underserved neighborhoods an opportunity to play and learn using the latest devices, helps bridge the digital divide.
Orange County Library System’s Washington Park Branch
5151 Raleigh St. Suite A
Friday, September 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
All ages welcome, registration required. To register, email email@example.com or call 407-835-7323.