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Meet our Trainer: Kim Harvey


Kimberly Harvey, staff development and training coordinator, was hired in 2014. She will also be leading computer training classes for the public offered each month at area libraries.

Her education includes an Associate’s Degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2004, a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007, and has over 20 years of experience working with technology and training.

Did you know we have computers for preschool and school-age children made just for learning?


Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) computer stations with over 55 educational software titles for children are available at every branch.

The Children’s station offers a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and self discovery.

FREE Computer Classes for the Public

Registration Procedures Registration for free computer classes will be conducted on a week by week basis. A valid JGRLS library card is required at class time. Registration will open on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week classes (unless it is a holiday). Customers who wish to take a course may register in person at the Branch where the class will be held or by calling the phone number listed for each branch. See below for the monthly class schedule. For any questions, please call the branch. A valid JGRLS library card is required to take classes. A minimum of three registered participants will be required to hold each class.

Classes - Call your library to sign up.

April classes

A valid JGRLS library card is required to take classes. A minimum of three registered participants will be required to hold each class. **Classes marked will not require the computers and/or computer lab.


Computer Basics for Beginners
Get hands-on practice with the very basics of computer use: computer parts, the mouse, and keyboard. This class is best for those who are brand new to computers.  No prior experience required.

Getting Started on E-Bay
In this class, you will get started by signing up for an account.  You will also learn the basics on how to buy and sell on E-bay.  Basic computer and internet experience preferred.

E-Resource Clinic
Do you need help setting up your e-reader or mobile device to download free e-books and e-audiobooks successfully? Learn about Axis360, RBDigital, Mango Languages, and the rest of our digital download services! Registration is required and assistance is offered on a first-come, first serve basis.

Internet Basics for Beginners
Take a crash course in internet basics – so you can become more comfortable browsing the internet.  No prior experience required.

Intro to Microsoft Excel
This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets. Topics include entering data, simple formatting, and basic formulas. Basic computer experience is required.

Intro to Microsoft Word
Discover how to add pizazz to everyday documents while learning Microsoft Word 2013 basic skills. Learn how to change fonts, bullets/numbering and formatting, as well as the basics of the Ribbon, including Tabs, Groups, and Dialog Boxes. Basic computer experience is required.

Mail Merge – Microsoft Word
Learn how to create a data source and use mail merge to create letters, labels, and envelopes with just a few clicks. 

Open Learning Labs
No appointment necessary. The trainer will be available to help you practice computer skills and work on projects such as typing, web searching and setting up email accounts. Drop by for hands-on practice or ask for help finding free online tutorials where you can learn at your own pace.

Assistance is limited to practicing basic skills and does not include computer maintenance or repair.

Tech Day
Any time during the hours listed, you can bring your laptop, tablet, or list of questions for the computer trainer to answer.  Use this time to learn how your computer or device works.  Also, ask the trainer about Mango and some of the library’s other online services.

Thank you in advance for your support.  If you would like to request a specific class, email kharvey@jgrls.org.