Sixty-four-year-old Ruby Moores of Springdale wanted to know how to use a computer.
“I wanted to learn because my daughter wanted to get one for me,” she said. “Not much point in getting a computer if you don’t know how to work it,” she continued as she laughed.
Moores said that when considering being taught the tricks and tips related to the technology, she turned to her public library for help.
“Someone told me that the Library might be able to help so I approached Librarian Judy Hamilton and asked her to teach me.”
Hamilton, always willing to lend a hand, said that she would try to do her best for Ms. Moores.
“She is a very determined woman,” Judy said. “When Ruby wants to learn something she puts her mind to it along with lots of drive and enthusiasm.” Hamilton stated that it has been rewarding to see how Ruby reacts when she accomplishes a certain technique.
“I didn’t know anything about computers three weeks ago, I never touched one in my life,” explained Moores, “but in three weeks I have my own email account, and I’m able to check my own email and receive messages from my daughter and friends.”
She went on the explain that she also knows how to move the mouse, which was the most important thing to learn, and has set goals to expand her knowledge even further.
“I want to be able to do my banking online, talk to my family on facebook and learn to search up different things. It makes me so happy that I can use a computer at my age.”
Moores admits that there is still lots to learn, but she says with the help of her teacher and the support of her husband Tom, who drives her to the library every week, she’s confident she will succeed.”
“I guess it just goes to show that you’re never too old to learn new things,” she said.