The past few months have been very stressful for both parents and children since the COVID-19 closures in March 2020. Trying to make sure that children could access their school materials and continue to learn has been hit and miss. The digital divide made it hard for students who didn’t have access to the internet or even computers. When the schools were finally able to get laptops for the students, they still faced the problem of an internet connection. The Charles County Public Library (CCPL) system was able to supply some of that need by checking out hotspots to families. Unfortunately, we found that we did not have enough to supply every student and adult that needed access to one.
CCPL rose to the challenge and quickly bought as many as we could afford from our budget. Then we sent out a call to our community for donations that would allow us to buy even more to meet the needs of our community. The community rose to the occasion and helped us to buy more hotspots! There is still a need, so please consider donating to our drive. You can go to Support CCPL to learn more about how you can support your community and your library!