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New Port Richey Library as Workforce Recovery Center

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, compared to the rest of Florida, New Port Richey’s overall population:

  • Earns far less income
  • Is less educated
  • Faces higher unemployment levels
  • Lives in more poverty (25.9% versus 16.5%)

In addition, residents younger than 65 are more likely to suffer a disability and lack health insurance.

New Port Richey Library’s numerous resources to help with workforce recovery and social service provide crucial assistance to its community.

Computers

NPR Library provides many computers for public use. When volunteer teachers are available, computer classes help patrons learn new skills and programs.

The library’s computer offerings include:

  • 18 networked Windows computers with Internet access, loaded with Microsoft Office and other resources
  • iMac computer lab with extended time limits to:
    • Create resumes
    • Complete job applications
    • Apply for government services
    • Work on educational courses or assignments
  • Computer lab has a bulletin board posted with weekly print job ads

Online Training

Patrons can access numerous online training websites through NPR Library’s Research & eBooks page. Front-line staff are trained in using the programs, ready to assist patrons who need help.

Among the programs available:

  • Learning Express
  • Cypress Resume
  • Lynda.com

E-Government Services

A separate page on the library’s website devoted to e-government services links to many helpful resources, such as:

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.