La Salle library Pop-Up Shop postponed to Aug. 13

Partnership will provide affordable computers, internet to eligible households

The technology Pop-Up Shop at the La Salle Public Library has been postponed until Friday, Aug. 13.

La Salle Public Library has partnered with PCs for People, a national nonprofit that promotes digital equity through device access, connectivity and digital literacy and skills training, to provide affordable computers and internet to eligible households 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

Desktop packages range from $20 to $50 and mobile hotspots start at $50 plus $15 for the first month of service. Interested customers can register online at www.tinyurl.com/LaSallePLTech or sign up with PCs for People by phone at 708-843-8452.

Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for low-income individuals and non-profits to benefit from the life-changing impact of computers, mobile internet and digital literacy.

Since 1998, PCs for People has been a force behind digital inclusion efforts across the U.S. The self-sustainable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is driven by a four-step approach: source, refurbish, distribute and support. With partnerships and dedicated staff, 250,000 computers have been distributed, 128,000 homes have internet access, and millions of pounds of electronics have been responsibly recycled.

For more information about PCs for People’s operations in Illinois, visit them online at https://pcsforpeople.org/illinois, or contact the Northern Illinois team at cookcounty@pcsforpeople.org.

For more information about the La Salle Public Library, call 815-223-2341.