12 years later, still a ‘GREAT’ idea
GREAT provides free public access computers at eight locations around Rockdale. It’s come a long way since its inception in 2000 and is continually updating its technology.
In recent weeks, nine new computer systems have been installed at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. That means nine of the library’s busy computer stations are essentially brand new.
There are currently about 65 GREAT computers available at locations throughout Rockdale.
In addition to the City of Rockdale ( library), GREAT partners are Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Project Head Start, Rising Star Baptist Church, Milam County, Eastside Tutoring and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
GREAT partners have continued to fund upgrades over the past decade.
As newer systems come online at high-use GREAT locations such as the library, older computers being replaced are “recycled” to other locations .