The Modbury Digital Hub is launched!


Mayor Miriam Smith and Digital Hub volunteer George split screen their speech via iPads and the Smart TV

Thursday morning saw the Federal Government launch the four SA Digital Hubs of Charles Sturt, Salisbury, Adelaide Hills and Modbury at four simultaneous special events.

Mayor Miriam Smith guided the Modbury Hub launch, featuring a video provided by Digital Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell demonstrating the impact that the Digital Hub technologies and training program has had on the community. As one resident explained, he finds the sessions invaluable and ‘would have lost all of his hair’ if it wasn’t for Chris and his team of trainers.

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Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell talks digital literacy

Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia also praised the new NBN rollout and how Digital Hubs are about increasing the digital literacy of the community.

Some of the new technologies were demonstrated via the split screen cross between the Mayor and Digital Hub volunteers on iPads, and between the trainers in different parts of the Library. The event concluded with some words from Coordinator Chris and a live stream from Charles Sturt where Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy,  Stephen Conroy officially launched the SA Digital Hubs.

Congratulations to the team, our volunteers, and also the community for the great asset the Digital Hub has already proven to be!

Ebooks…come and try!

Regular blog readers will know that we currently have an ebook display in the Library.

Ebook display

Our four ebook readers are loaded with new releases such as The Fry chronicles by Stephen Fry, The happiest refugee by Anh Do, Worth dying for by Lee Child and even The saggy baggy elephant!
You can also read magazines in full colour on the iPad.

Ebook readers





If you haven’t seen the display yet, come in and have a go on the latest book related technology. We’d like you to leave us a comment in the book provided to let us know what you think about ebooks and any suggestions you have about how the Library could use them in the future .

Some of the comments we’ve received so far

” Really like it as an idea for the Library. Found it easy to use…like the idea of having a large selection of titles available to borrow”

“Thankyou for having a Come and Try. I have been interested for some time in buying an ebook reader ..I hope you will have ebooks available to borrow”

“I would love an ereader! If i could borrow books from the Library too it would be great!

“As a book lover, I’m certain I would eventually buy a device to give me an extra approach to reading”

“…as I travel alot for business, having access to ebooks from the Library would reduce baggage load considerably!”

“…would be interested when we become grey nomads.”

“..the convenience and search options make them very attractive and there are advantages for the Library :storage space, damaged books and the cost of chasing overdues would be reduced.”

Next time you’re in the Library come and try ebooks  and have a chat about them with our staff. We’d love your comments here too!