Richmond Library began a weekly code club this June. In this informal educational setting, kids will learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. They will work towards building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more, all the while, learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers.
Our first meeting was June 4th, and we had a tremendous turnout! We've expanded to two sessions every Tuesday: one from 2:00-3:00 pm and one from 3:00-4:00 pm in the library basement. The club is open to all kids ages 8-18. You're welcome to come when you can.
We provide a limited number of Chromebooks or you can bring your own device.
While traditionally libraries have been a place to borrow books, they are increasingly transforming into a community resource center, offering classes, courses, and experiences for people of all ages and interests. Code club fits with that mission.
Richmond Library is partnering with technology company, Prenda, to offer their club. Prenda provides software, training, and support for libraries around the country to run engaging programming where kids can learn how to code. Learn more at Prenda.