Library computers at center of debate between Havelock, county

Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 08:22 PM.

Something library user James Schrum knows all too well.

"I was trying to look up some stuff on the Internet and it just couldn’t process it fast enough," he said. "(Computers) Seven and Eight kind of takes its time and freezes up on you."

Garrison said it is discouraging to see young people attempt to make an online job application only to have the computer quit on them near the end of the application.

"My staff and I have worked very hard to keep these computers up and running, but we are not computer experts," she said. "I really don’t have the money to have them looked at by experts. My husband has come in. We have other members of the community come in to try to keep our computers running. I really need new computers."

Garrison said that the library’s budget is about $190,000 and every bit of it is spent each year, leaving nothing extra for the purchase of computers.

"We’re barely eking by," she said.

Garrison said she is trying to find the best deal available to spend the $4,000 from Havelock for as many computers as possible.

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