Auckland Libraries and Spark Foundation get families connected
Auckland Libraries, together with Spark Foundation, are helping to provide stress-free internet access to households without a broadband connection.
Auckland Libraries has recently become a local partner for Spark Jump, a programme that provides families with kids under 18 and no current internet connection with access to modems and a subsidised prepaid wireless internet connection.
"We already provide access to free WiFi and public computers within our libraries, but studies have found that kids who don't have broadband access at home are at risk of falling behind at school.
"Helping to bridge the digital divide is incredibly important to Auckland Libraries, which is why we jumped at the chance to get involved with this programme" says Digital Solutions Lead, Philip Miles.
Central City, Glen Eden, Helensville, Rānui, Māngere Town Centre, New Lynn, Onehunga, Ōtāhuhu, Papakura, Takapuna, Te Manawa, Te Matariki Clendon, Glen Innes, Waitākere Central, Ōtara and Panmure libraries are participating in the launch of this service.
Staff from these libraries can help eligible families register for Spark Jump, set up modems, ensure you are confident getting online and act as the first point of contact for any queries.
Come in and chat with us at your local library!
If you have any queries, please contact our Library Connect team on (09) 377 0209.