Library helping residents bridge the digital divide

These days, you need internet access for everything, says Maria Meachum, director of the Wilmington Public Library District, which is connecting residents — particularly those in low income households or in areas not serviced by mainstream internet providers — to online services.

The district’s 4G LTE internet hotspot loan program has been wildly popular and growing by leaps and bounds — because service is not available everywhere and not affordable for everyone. Starting with a grant to purchase 10 units in mid-2016, the library district now has 26 wi-fi hotspots that are on the go just as much as its patrons.

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