Did you know?
1. Libraries don’t have just books
and newspapers. Now they provide Adopt - a - Computer
the most up-to-date information
with computer databases, thus using
less space and fewer dollars. You can
2. Word processing on the
computer is here and now. Many Change a Life
teachers require homework or
term papers to be produced on a
3. In order to apply for many jobs,
you must apply on-line. From shelf
stocking jobs at Food Lion to
nursing positions at Mary
Washington Hospital, employers
require an on-line application.
4. High speed internet access is 117 N Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
only available by expensive satellite 804-443-4945
hook-ups in much of the county. http://eplva.org
The Essex Public Library offers
citizens a window to the world via
A partnership between you and
our high speed internet computers.
the Essex Public Library that
5. Public library computers are the ensures all citizens have access to
only computers available for some the digital highway.
adults and students.
6. The average life of a computer
used by the public is 3 years.
Who benefits from our contribution? Will anyone be able to use the
Frequently Asked Questions computers?
Your contribution benefits at-risk children,
senior citizens, people seeking jobs, Yes, on a first come first serve basis.
How can my organization adopt a students taking on-line college courses, People are allowed to sign up for 30
computer? employees taking certification tests, home minute time slots beginning on the hour
school students. It benefits travelers, and half hour. If someone knows he will
Your business, family or organization can making our community a more attractive need to use the computer for longer and
adopt a computer by signing a contract tourist destination. In short, it helps asks for more time when he signs up, he
with the Essex Public Library to make a anyone who needs a computer and fast will be allowed an additional 30 minutes.
tax deductable contribution to the library’s access to the internet.
Adopt-a-Computer program. Does the library filter or otherwise
What sort of publicity will my prevent people from accessing
How much does it cost? organization get by adopting a pornography or undesirable sites?
The cost is $365 a year for three years. The library filters all its computers from
One dollar a day makes it possible for There will be a label on the computer pornographic websites and hate websites.
everyone in Essex to apply for a job, email saying that this computer was adopted by If a person has a legitimate need to see a
a grandchild in Iraq or take a class. your organization. We would also like to filtered site this can be arranged with help
publish a picture in the Rappahannock from staff.
Why “a dollar a day” for three years?
Times of someone from your organization
receiving the certificate. When can I use the computer?
Your three year donation will allow us to
replace a worn out computer, its
May we name the computer in
peripherals, application software and a
memory or in honor of someone?
three year service contract.
Why do you need a service contract on
your computer? How will I know what impact our
computer has on the community?
Unlike computers used by only one
person, your adopted computer will be
You will receive quarterly reports, telling
used hard by hundreds, even thousands of you how many hours the computer is in
different users over its lifetime. The service use, how many people have used it and
contract assures that people will always even personal success stories from people
find one when they visit the library. who have used the computer.
Is the contribution tax deductible?
Yes. The library has 501C3 status with the
Internal Revenue Service.
Computers connect us to the