San Marino High School Students Helping Hands in Hand-Held Devices

Published : Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 12:11 PM

Photo courtesy Crowell Public Library

Students from San Marino High School will be available on three upcoming Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crowell Public Library’s Thornton Room, 1890 Huntington Drive, to help people figure out how to use their hand-held devices.

People can sign up for any or all of the free sessions. Many people have iPods, Androids, tablets, iPhones, and other gadgets, but can’t figure out all of the features.

“The teen volunteers are familiar with many of the concepts behind these devices, so even if they haven’t used a particular gadget, they may be able to help a person figure out what to do,” according to a news statement.

This program was initiated by San Marino High School junior Chunbill Liu who grew up surrounded by gadgets, but noticed there was a technology gap with people who did not have that advantage.

Liu approached Librarian Rex Mayreis about closing this gap, while getting in some community services hours for himself and his friends, but has continued the program because there is such a need.

To reserve a spot for this program, call (626) 300-0777, ext. 579. There are a limited number of teen volunteers, so slots will fill quickly.

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