Improve Your Technology Skills!

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a variety of free digital literacy programs for both beginners and those looking to enhance their technology skills. Classes are offered online and at select Library locations. We also partner with organizations such as AARP and the Center for Digital Equity to bring you additional resources and options.

Digital Literacy Charlotte: Tech Titans 50+

Sign up for a bi-weekly computer or tablet workshop series for beginners! In partnership with AARP, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will be hosting sessions at multiple library locations. This is a free program offered by community partners in Charlotte, including AARP, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Senior Planet, and the Center for Digital Equity where area seniors are helping other seniors use and understand today’s technology. Join us for a kick-off event to learn more about upcoming courses!

For more information, call Allegra Westbrooks Library at 704-416-3000 or dial 311 and ask to speak to a Digital Navigator. 

Course details will be posted here as soon as they are available. For additional digital literacy offerings, please see the library’s DigiLit program.

What is Digital Literacy?

Digital literacy means having the skills to use a variety of digital tools for managing the tasks of daily life. Almost everything we do today requires some level of digital skill or technology, making digital literacy a more critical skill than ever. Digital literacy is not just the mastery of certain tasks or skills, but the ability to approach new concepts and tools and feel equipped to learn and grow as technology changes. It includes being able to be safe online and how to use technology to meet your own personal goals. Digital literacy is a journey, as we all adapt and change along with the technology that shapes our world today.

Read more from the American Library Association here.