Computer camp for kids offered at branch library |

Computer camp for kids offered at branch library

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The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will offer a free series of children’s computer classes for four weeks this summer. The classes will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday July 6 through 27. The series will cover word processing, Internet resources and basic e-mail functions. Classes are open to children ages 8 to 12, with a special Internet class for 5 to 8 year olds.

The first course, on July 6, will introduce Microsoft Word. We will use Word to create a personalized game plan for our summer break – eat ice cream, go swimming, and mow the lawn. Yeah, right!

Week two (July 13) is all about the Internet for older kids 8 to 12 years of age. Where to find information about the 50 states, and where to find cool games to play. Hey, it’s summer, you don’t have any homework to worry about!

Week three (July 20) is Internet for a younger crowd 5 to 8 years. We’ll look at fun Web sites with puzzles, information on animals, and silly jokes. What cereal does a mouse eat? Mice Krispies!

During the final week (July 27) we will work on e-mail skills. We’ll send thank-you notes, figure out how to invite all our friends to a party, and try our hand at some free e-greetings. We may even figure out how to send attachments, like cool photos from our summer break.

You may sign up by calling the library at (530) 573-3185 during library hours, or stop by the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Classes fill quickly, so reserve your spot today. The computer lab is closed to the public during classes. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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