CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Library Commission's State Library will join forces with communities across the nation to help bridge the growing digital literacy gap through a national campaign called EveryoneOn from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library, located in the state Culture Center in the Capitol Complex.Developed by the nonprofit group Connect2Compete, in partnership with the Ad Council, the campaign is designed to help Americans access free digital literacy training in their communities.The State Library will sponsor three demonstrations:| E-Reader Petting Zoo: 2 to 5 p.m., which offers hands-on experience with the newest and most popular e-readers available, including iPods, Kindles, Nooks and others.
| Learning Express Library: 1, 4 and 6 p.m., an online resource that helps users become Internet and computer literate, among other goals.
| WV-READS: 7 p.m., a system for finding and downloading e-books from the State Library. All demonstrations will be repeated in April. Check the West Virginia Library Commission website, www.librarycommission.wv.gov
, for details.Connect2Compete will also connect consumers with offers for discounted high-speed Internet and low-cost computers.For information about EveryoneOn at the West Virginia State Library, contact Heather Campbell Shock at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 800-642-9021, option 3. For information on the national EveryoneOn campaign and a list of free digital skills training opportunities in the area, call 1-855-EVRY1ON, text "Connect" to 30364 or visit EveryoneOn.org.