The City of Mobile announced Tuesday that community centers across the city will now have access to computer libraries and free internet.
“In a growing technological age, giving our citizens the ability to access the internet is now more important than ever before,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson in a press release.
Several community centers are already equipped with internet access and computer libraries. The centers equipped include Springhill Community Center, Hillsdale Community Center, Sullivan Community Center, James Seals Community Center and Harmon-Thomas Community Center.
However, they are numerous community centers in the city that already offer free wireless internet, but do not yet have computer libraries. The Mayor’s announcement Tuesday signals those centers will be receiving libraries in the near future.
The centers that are next in line to receive computer libraries include Newhouse Park, Mitternight Park, Robert Hope Community Center, Rickarby Park, Stotts Park, Figures Community Center and Dog River Park.
“We need to help our citizens stay ahead of the curve and providing all Mobilians with internet access accomplishes that,” Mayor Stimpson added.