Library Coding Camp
by Stephanie Costa, Main Library
If you've been visiting The City Library for at least three to four years you might remember Code Club. Code Club was a program where kids and teens, ages 8-18, could come and learn computer coding skills each week at the library. Library staff were on hand to help, but students primarily led themselves through a series of coding challenges from the beginning level to more advanced projects. The program ended in 2019 due to a variety of factors, but some students have often mentioned that they miss the club.
Enter 2021 Anderson-Foothill Branch volunteer, Sanskriti. Sanskriti was one of those students that loved Code Club and missed it terribly. This summer, as a Teen Squad volunteer, Sanskriti dedicated herself to reinventing Code Club in a new way. She created a website!
Here's what Sanskriti wanted to share about Library Coding Camp:
Welcome to LCC, the Library's new Coding Club! Here is where you can find resources to learn to code in addition to some project ideas on what to do with your new found knowledge and power. As of now the library's more beginner friendly lessons are still in the process of creation, but please check out the 'lean more' section, which contains links to other nonprofits and companies eager to aid you in your coding journey - for free.
We are so proud of all of the incredible projects our Teen Squad volunteers have created, and this project is no exception. Sanskriti's hard work is a gift for all of our community members looking to expand their knowledge and skills. We hope you'll enjoy exploring coding with LCC and we can't wait to see what future generations of coders make next.
Library Coding Camp is accessible to anyone, not just City Library users, and not just teens. You can find a link below and on this blog's Teen Squad page.
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