Originally Published: June 9, 2016 5:50 a.m.
The Prescott Valley Public Library was awarded $22, 240 in grants from Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services recently. The money will be used set up a discovery space and workshops for local business entrepreneurs and computer classes for adults.
The Library, in partnership with Yavapai College Regional Development Center and Northern Arizona University-Yavapai, will provide free workshops for local business owners or those wanting to start a business. Workshops topics will include Practical Entrepreneurship, Intro to Business Plan Writing, Crowdfunding for Small Business, and many more. There will also be opportunities to receive free one-on-one business counseling from experienced business professionals and Lunch-n-Learn seminars.
The repurposed space for the hub will be called the Peak Experience Business Hub and will have a 3D printer, meeting spaces and money for business related materials.
The digital literacy program, through Oasis Connections, will include an experienced and knowledgeable instructor who will teach classes such as iPad, Email, Internet, Facebook, Job Searching and Resume Writing, just to name a few. Michele Hjorting, the Adult Services Program Librarian, said, “Our community needs access to free computer classes and we are able to offer quality instruction that is both diverse and broad in scope.”
Both grant programs will kick off in September. For more information contact Casey Van Haren at 928-759-3061 or Michele Hjorting at 928-759-6196.