Usually, patrons tried looking for jobs on their own, going from one company to the next, resume in hand only to receive the same response. Please apply online. For people with limited access and experience with computers, hearing these words meant their path to employment became more challenging. So, they head to the Library for help.
The Library’s story extends beyond the pages of its books. It is a patchwork of stories of children hungry to learn, of teens exploring the world around them, men and women pursuing lifelong learning and better futures, of seniors excited to learn to use computers for the first time, families creating memories over books and toys, immigrants learning to read and write…it is a story of a vibrant community. You. Me. Us. We are part of Chicago Public Library’s rich and thriving story.
CPL patron Creighton Morris shares how the Digital Learn platform and one of CPL’s CyberNavigators helped him find a new job. Read his story here.
In Shelley Stern Grach’s latest Civic Chat, Shelley talks with Bianca about the Cyber Navigator program and all the work Chicago Public Library is doing to narrow the digital divide.