Google Digital Garage comes to Scarborough library

North Yorkshire Libraries are partnering with Google to host the first Digital Garage event in Scarborough as part of National Libraries Week 2017.


Google is currently touring coastal areas to bring digital training to the seaside.

The Digital Garage training sessions are open to everyone and have an emphasis on those interested in developing their businesses. Events include free one-to-one mentoring sessions with a Google expert, who will provide individual support as well as a range of digital sessions.

Go along to Scarborough library on Friday, 13 October, from 9.30am to 5pm to meet teams from Google UK and North Yorkshire Libraries to find out more about what the digital world has to offer.

  • Reach digital customers online, 60 mins, Discover how to attract new customers by optimising your presence on Google, learn to gather consumer insights, and get started with online advertising.
  • Build a digital marketing plan, 60 mins, Gain an introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build a strategy.
  • Social media for tourism business, 45 mins, Harness the power of social media for business to reach new audiences and turn them into valuable customers.
  • 1:1 mentoring session with a Google expert, 30 mins, A Google expert will give you personalised advice to help you get the most out of digital.

Book a place by registering at or just drop in on the day.

The Scarborough library team will be on hand to show people how to access the wealth of online resources which the library service has to offer via the 24/7 digital library.

Ronan Harris, Google UK&I Managing Director, said: “In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential. We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Scarborough Library and ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and one-to-one coaching. We hope you'll just pop in and get the skills you need to become more confident online, grow your career or business, and maybe even launch the next big idea.”

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “We are pleased to be working with Google UK to help further open up the benefits of the digital world to the people of Scarborough while highlighting the wide array of online resources available from the library service.”

This story was published 11 October 2017