Charles Town, W.Va. Library Expands Community Internet Station With Support From American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia, UNITED STATES


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Jan. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- American Public University System, a distance learning institution based here, recently helped the local Charles Town Library update and expand its community Internet station.

American Public University System (www.apus.edu) is a regionally and nationally accredited online university. It serves more than 15,000 adult learners worldwide.

"It's important that our community -- like our students -- has access to knowledge," says Wallace E. Boston Jr., president and chief executive officer. "We're pleased to support the library, which is a gateway to knowledge for many in the area."

A dedication ceremony for the Internet station is set for Jan. 10. The new station includes six new computers. The computers also provide access to the library's catalog.

"This American Public University System donation helps us fulfill our mission of serving people -- and providing better access to a wide range of information," says Barbara Tinker, library director. "We've received very positive feedback from our patrons."

The Internet station is one of several local university initiatives, including donations toward computers at two local elementary schools. The University System also recently renovated an historic Charles Town building, which now is the Academic Center.

About the Charles Town Library

The Charles Town Library was founded in 1928 to serve the citizens and community of Charles Town and Jefferson County in West Virginia by providing quality library and museum services. The Charles Town Library is a private, non-profit library, open to the public.

About American Public University System

American Public University System includes American Military University and American Public University. It provides relevant and affordable distance learning in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs -- taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. The University System prepares students for careers in homeland security, intelligence, national security, criminal justice, emergency management, business and more.

American Military University is hosting "Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect," Feb. 6-7 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (www.apus.edu/disaster). Go to www.inhomelandsecurity.com for discussions on the topic.


          Russell Public Relations
          Carolyn Russell
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