Lime brings a world of books to the library

| 28/07/2010

(CNS): A local telecoms firm has partnered with the George Town Library and a computer skills software programme to help people upgrade their sills and further their education without breaking the bank. LIME with Skillsoft 24/7 offers the opportunity to read text books, do research and access the latest information on-line at the library. Juliet Lawson Acting Head of the George Town Library explained that the new partnership would provide free learning and information for library clients from basic literacy to local culture. She explained that the Cayman Islands Public Library Service is committed to enriching and empowering the lives of every person in the community.

 
She added that the library provided services, programmes and resources in all formats to encourage and promote lifelong learning, literacy, the joy of reading and local culture for everyone in the Cayman Islands. “On Monday 19 July we launched a new partnership with LIME and Skillsoft. LIME is sponsoring the access to Skillsoft 24/7 which means that everyone will be able to access the knowledge they need to succeed by visiting the George Town library and having at their fingertips a whole host of e-publications,” Lawson added.
 
LIME has been a longtime supporter of the Cayman Islands Public Library Services providing all libraries across the islands with high speed internetwhich also act as open hot spots. People who don’t have access to the internet at home you can literally take their laptops to any of the public library locations and log onto the internet for free.  
 
Tony Ritch, General Manager, LIME Cayman Islands explained what the new partnership offered library users. “Publications available include IT/Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, Leadership, Wellness and career development. There are literally thousands of books, reports and summaries from trusted sources available. 
 
All you need to do is visit the library and log on and you will be able to personalize and collaborate, organize and bookmark a whole variety of publications which means it gives you convenient access at no cost,” he said. “Whether you are a full or part time student or you just want to continue your lifelong education there is a publication online for you. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone within our community to access a whole library of e-publications.”
 
Rolston Anglin, the Minister responsible for the Public Libraries said they always been bastions of education and government was very happy about the development of this public/private partnership with LIME. “One of our ministry directives is to support the community in achieving its lifelong learning goals and this partnership allows us to do just that. I encourage the people of the Cayman Islands to take full advantage of this opportunity for free access to high quality resources,” he added.
 
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