Thanks to the combined works of Centerprise International and Lenovo, the historic Taibach Community library’s technological standing has improved.
Centerprise International is revered for its work in the public sector, supporting many charities and causes. They boast a track record of working with local government to improve surrounding communities, in this case, their efforts were facilitated by Neath Port Talbot council.
The library had seen a dramatic decrease in attendance due to a lack of sufficient IT equipment as many of their computing resources were outdated. On the 22nd of January 2020, Centerprise International donated 5 desktop Lenovo PCs with Windows 10 installed, alongside 5 of the latest Lenovo monitors. Rhydian Sainsbury, Client Director of Centerprise’s Welsh faction, stated, “We think access to the information not only through the traditional method of books, but also the more modern method of the internet, is a vital offering that libraries can provide to communities.”
Founded in 1916, the library has been a staple of the area for over 100 years. In 2014, the volunteer-run service was in danger of being closed due to local authority cuts; the Taibach Community Library Charity was subsequently formed in a bid to get enough donations to prevent it. “We are tremendously grateful to these organisations for supplying them to use.” Said Trustee, Alice Moore, “We can offer a service now to the people of the local area.” She added.
There is hope that the establishment will see a rise in customers as a result of their technological upgrade.