PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library has added remote resources to help residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19, including chats with employment assistance coaches, and online computer training.

The library has added a service to its online chat reference feature on the website allowing you to speak to a live employment assistance coaches for help on your job search and resume review. Chats are available in both English and Spanish.  To access this service, and for more information and hours of operations, visit http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/JobSearchLive.html.

Starting in May, the library will begin offering free live online computer training workshops on topics such as the Microsoft Office Suite and digital literacy. A schedule and sign-up information will be posted soon. To access this service and for more information and hours of operations, visit http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/Services/ComputerTraining.html.

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These new services are funded in partnership with the City of Plainfield and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Library already has a variety of self-directed, online services currently available to get your training started. Your library card gives you free access to a range of databases and learning platforms such as Rosetta Stone and Knowledge City. Visit http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/Research/Databases.html for more information.

The Library will continue to adjust and expand its remote services and work hard to help keep Plainfield working.

Be sure to check the Computer Training page at http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/Services/ComputerTraining.html to stay up to date on additional remote services offered through the Adult Literacy Department as they become available.

For more information on any of these services, email literacy@plfdpl.info.