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Vote to Support New Jersey Libraries in the Pepsi Refresh Project

Vote to Support New Jersey Libraries in the Pepsi Refresh Project

Posted January 06, 2011 B By Joanne Mullowney


Help the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association bring the latest technology to EVERYONE by voting.

 The goals of the program are to distribute 150 "Technology-Catch-Up" sets to NJ's public libraries in order to offer access to the newest technology to everyone. The "Technology Catch-Up" sets will include an iPad, a Kindle, a Nook, & a Flip Ultra Camcorder. This will offer access to the newest in technology, for free, through public libraries to help erase the digital divide by enabling economically disadvantaged individuals to learn about the latest in technology. Further, it will help the unemployed by teaching them about these new tools, and help parents feel as comfortable using new technology as their "digital native" children. The project coincides with our goal of making libraries community centers and with making our residents a society of lifelong learners.

PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE PROFILE OF LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE BY VOTING FOR OUR PROJECT! Register today and vote EVERY day from now through January 31, 2011.  You can  also text Pepsi (73774) at 105662.