Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Lives touched by the Birmingham Public Library
Calvester Sanders moves from no computer skills to learning how to operate desktop
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Before June 2016, Calvester Sanders had no knowledge of how to use a computer. Today, thanks to two months of free basic and advanced computer classes she took during the summer at the Central Library downtown, Sanders is no longer afraid of computers.
“The classes helped me tremendously,” said Sanders, supervisor of housekeeping at the Redmont Hotel downtown. “Before I took them, I couldn’t even turn on a computer. Now I’m familiar with computers and not afraid of them anymore. I can communicate with my staff using the computer now. I now know how to print out documents.”
Sanders is one of 1.5 million lives touched in a positive way by resources and workshops available for free to the public at BPL’s 19 locations. She is appreciative of her supervisor, Redmont Hotel General Manager Nicole Schrader, who found out about Central Library’s free computer classes and signed her up, knowing the computer skills gained would help Sanders communicate better with her staff.
“If the library still offers those classes, I encourage anyone to go and take them,” Sanders said. I want to say thanks to the Birmingham Public Library.”
Free computer classes are offered several times a month at many of BPL’s 19 locations. To find the library computer class nearest you, go to the calendar at www.bplonline.org