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Cumberland County Launches "Kids Online Week"

Posted September 14, 1998

— "Tune in, turn on, and drop out" has been replaced with this 90's mantra: "Plug in, log on, and surf."

Now, kids without computers at home can start learning how to surf the net before they're even in school.

The Junior League of Fayetteville bought and donated a bunch of children's computers and software to Cumberland County Public Libraries as part of "Kids Online Week."

"These computers are to educate local children who don't have access to computers at home. That's 60 percent households in Cumberland County," said Jerry Thrasher, of the Cumberland County library system.

Along with the new computers at the main library, three other branches will receive terminals for children. An estimated 50,000 children will use the computers in the first six months of operation.


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