Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

Free Coding Workshops for Kids

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Workshop Schedule

Current and upcoming sessions:

  • January 13 – March 6, 2020
  • March 9 – May 2, 2020

Select from our daily classes held Monday through Saturday. Classes meet from 4-5pm in our second-floor makerspace area. For ages 8-12. New registration required for each session.

Why Coding?

Coding is quickly becoming as important a literacy skill as the ABCs and 123s. In our Coding for Kids workshops, kids get a head start on learning these valuable skills. They will learn the basics of computer programming, including how to build websites and video games.

Our workshops use specially designed, web-based coding platforms to engage kids in challenges and teach them to work on coding projects. Each kids sets her pace. Library staff members will be on site to serve as facilitators and mentors and to cheer on the kids.

Workshop Details

Kids who paricipate must be independent readers who are able to understand written directions. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants. Participants may only attend one class session each week, but can participate in successive workshops, as desired. The library will provide Chromebooks for learning and instruction.

Parents and caregivers should attend the first session to help the kids set up accounts in the coding program. After that, this will be a kids-only workshop. Parents are welcome to wait in nearby seating and enjoy a book or any other library service.

For additional details, please download the program flier.