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Chromebook and HotSpots Program at South Cumberland Library

April 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CV-1 Cares Act funds, in the amount of $89,000, to the

Allegany County Library System (ACLS) to bring broadband and technology accessibility to the South Cumberland area. The funding made possible a new program at ACLS, “Get Connected”, which helps to bridge the digita l divide in our community by providing free internet access and laptop computers to patrons 18 and older. The program begins with an initial 75 hotspots and 90 Chromebooks available to patrons. The South Cumberland Library will begin loaning out Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots starting April 5, kicking off the new service as part of its celebration of 

National Library Week.

“The City’s CDBG program is fortunate to have community partners like the

ACLS,” said Lee Borror, Senior Community Development Specialist with the City

of Cumberland, who oversees the CDBG program. “Without the creativity and

cooperation of partners like ACLS, quality and essential programming like the

Chromebook and Hotspots program would be difficult to deliver to the community.

We are very grateful to our partners who bring these programs to fruition.”

Questions regarding the “Get Connected” program, and the specific guidelines

surrounding it may be directed to the Allegany County Library System:

Any questions about the CDBG program should be directed to Lee Borror: