Ms. Moton was 105 years old when she decided to learn how to use a computer. She always had the desire to learn, but she never had the means or opportunity… until she agreed to participate in the Library Outreach program hosted at her local senior nutrition sites. When Ms. Moton has a nutritious meal she also participates in basic computer classes. Ms. Moton’s 80 year old daughter brings her to the class and now she can use the mouse and keyboard. Ms. Morton’s mind is sharp; she has a quick wit and a desire to learn. When the instructor, Dot Siler, asked if she needed help she told him to stop hovering!
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is an affordable place to receive computer classes. The library also provides remote classes and opportunities to reach people who cannot use the library in a traditional manner, like Ms. Moton who has limited mobility. C.M.L.’s outreach programs are so much more than a simple activity. They provide access and the opportunity for seniors, such as Ms. Moton, to participate in continuing learning opportunities that support healthy aging. The library currently provides programs at six senior nutrition locations.
Libraries change lives!