First National Bank, Ames Donates $10,000 for Wi-Fi Hotspots
An Internet connection is more essential than ever, and a recent donation to First National Bank, Ames is making it more accessible than ever!
For the past few years, Ames Public Library has offered Wi-Fi Hotspots for checkout, allowing families a week of free Internet connection. Demand has been high, to say the least. Now, First National Bank, Ames has donated $10,000 to the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation to increase the Library’s number of available Hotspots to 100! This generous gift will also allow the Library to extend the checkout time.
With school, meetings, and so much more of our lives moving online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the Internet is a necessity. The Library has long worked to close the “digital divide,” offering free computer labs and technology classes to the community, and now it offers an option for temporary Internet access where it’s needed.
We at Ames Public Library and the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation are grateful to the caring people at First National Bank for helping us connect our community to the world of ideas!