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February 1, 2021 | Devin Cook

Skill Building Kits Now Available!

The McCracken County Public library is now offering a new, free service–the Skill Building Kit! Funded by Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives and the Institute of Library Museum Services Workforce Grant, these five kits are now available to be placed on hold.

The Skill Building Kit, like our Digital Toolbox, comes with a laptop and mobile hotspot, so you can access internet from anywhere! Instead of three months, these kits check out for one month to shorten waiting periods. They also include resources on resume writing, job searching, digital safety, and more.

When checking out these kits, patrons have the option to receive one-on-one instruction virtually. From interview practice to how to browse the internet, these one-hour sessions will be provided by the Adult Services Technology Assistant Devin Cook, Project Director of the Skill Building Kits Lending Program. These optional sessions are intended to give some extra help when needed. Self-instruction resources are also included with the kit. The laptop will be set up with various shortcuts and bookmarks to guide patrons on their skill-building journey. 

The kit includes a Dell Latitude 5500, a mobile hotspot, mouse, and a flash drive. The flash drive is yours to keep–make sure to keep your files on this flash drive, or you will lose them!

To check out the Skill Building Kits, patrons must agree to fill out KDLA’s required survey at the end of their lending period. Your answers are kept confidential and are only shared with KDLA for data purposes. Users must have an active library account and also be 18 years or older to place this item on hold, for Children’s Internet Protection Act compliance.  Click here to place a hold on this item!