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Digital Literacy Day – events all across Toronto on May 31

Toronto will celebrate its first Digital Literacy Day on May 31 with more than 60 free events for all ages. May 31 will also be proclaimed by Mayor John Tory as Digital Literacy Day.

Technology through phones, tablets, social media and eLearning has changed the way that we work, play and learn. This new literacy is also creating lifelong opportunities and challenges for people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Through interactive activities and learning sessions, the breadth and range of possibilities and opportunities available will be explored and celebrated.

Events and workshops will build awareness and skills within topic areas such as coding, digital privacy, digital banking, design, video editing and robotics. Career options will be explored through job search and job training in addition to discussions on how digital literacy impacts work environments and accessibility.

Digital Literacy Day is the result of the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library collaborating with a diverse and dynamic group of more than 30 local companies and organizations to produce and host events throughout the city. Since the fall of 2017, a Digital Literacy Day Working Group comprised of City staff, the Toronto Public Library and public and private sector partners have planned Digital Literacy Day. While most activities will be directed to younger audiences, there will be options for all ages. More than 30 Toronto Public Library branches will host events.

More information about Digital Literacy Day is available at toronto.ca/DLDayTO and on Twitter using #DLDayTO. A complete list of the day’s events will be available soon.

Toronto Public Library is the world’s busiest urban public library system. Last year, they had 18 million visits to our branches and 31 million virtual visits. Torontonians borrowed 32 million items in branches and online. To learn more, visit tpl.ca, call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/torontolibrary.

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