People unfamiliar with the internet are being urged to “try one thing” online at their library as part of Get Online Week.

The week runs from 2 to 8 October and many of the county’s libraries are joining in. Across the country, Get Online Week will see thousands of community events helping people to make the most of the internet.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “Getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun. Whether you’re new to the internet, or you want help in getting more out of being online, libraries around the county will be there to help you take the next step. This year, the campaign is asking everyone to use the internet to do just one thing they would usually do in a shop or bank, a doctor’s surgery or chemist, or over the phone.”

Events and displays will be happening in many libraries to encourage everyone to use the internet and help will be on hand from staff.

The North Yorkshire libraries involved in Get Online Week include: Harrogate, Scarborough, Skipton, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Nidderdale Plus in Pateley Bridge, Northallerton, Starbeck, Bilton, Bentham, Ingleton, Settle, Whitby, Filey, Scalby, Malton, Norton, Richmond, Colburn, Stokesley  and South Craven branches. Find our more from your local library.