LEICESTER, Mass. — After a series of successful fund-raising efforts, the Friends of the Leicester Public Library have purchased four new computers for public use.
According to Library Director Suzanne Hall, three of the new systems replaced the outdated catalog and Internet access computes upstairs, and one replaced a broken terminal downstairs.
"This means the library has a total of nine computers with Internet access for patrons to use," Hall said. "In addition to the new computers, the Friends also purchased copies of Microsoft Office for all of our public terminals, so we also have Excel, Word and PowerPoint available."
"You do not need a library card to use a computer, just come by any time the library is open and sign up," she added. "We also have free Wi-Fi available so you can bring your own laptop or other device if you prefer."
The Friends of the Leicester Public Library are an all-volunteer organization, dedicated to providing financial support to enhance library programming and holdings. It raises money with an annual book sale in September, a cookie sale in December and other events throughout the year.
The group is paid for through memberships (starting at $10), donations and grants. In the last fiscal year, the group contributed almost $5,000.
Membership forms are available at the library and at its website, www.leicesterlibrary.org.