Beresford Public Library
Technology Donations Power South Dakota Library's Computers
It's still possible to walk into the Beresford Public Library (BPL) in South Dakota and take out a good book. But like many other public libraries across the nation BPL also serves as a vital technology hub to its community. Computer patrons use the library's computers to do everything from writing letters and preparing resumes to taking online tests.
Like other public libraries, BPL is familiar with the necessity of providing services to the community on a tight budget. The TechSoup software donation program has provided BPL with donated Microsoft software licenses and Maxtor hardware. TechSoup's support bridges the digital divide for Beresford residents who are unable to afford a computer of their own.