LIBRARIES across the borough will be helping people get to grips with the internet next week as part of a national campaign.

The free taster IT sessions and drop-in events are set to be held at libraries across Dudley during the ‘Be Online’ campaign from today (February 15) to 28, designed for people who are new to computers and tablets.

Activities in the libraries are designed for complete beginners and people with little experience of computers, helping to show the benefits of being online, including staying healthy or finding work, to saving money and having fun.

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “As more and more services go online it’s really important for people to have the basic skills that are needed to access the Internet.

“It’s estimated that there are around 12 million people without digital skills and it can feel pretty scary getting started, but we’re here to help.

“If you’ve never touched a computer or tablet before, or you just need some pointers to make the most of being online, come along and join one of our free sessions.”

For more information, including dates and times of the sessions, contact your local library.