Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Program Opportunity

            The Newark Public Library is hosting an eight-week program designed to teach kids in grades 5-8 the basics of coding. 

            Every Thursday from January 5th through February 23rd, a small group will meet at 4pm to learn how to design their own stories, create and share animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industries. The CS First Storytelling club is a social event, and no previous computer or coding experience is necessary – any child within the age limits is encouraged to join. Newark Public Library’s Youth Services Librarian, Krystina Dippel, says “I am excited to bring this excellent opportunity for kids to learn coding to the library”.

            Due to the immersive and one-on-one nature of the program, space is extremely limited. There will only be 10 spaces available in the program, and we ask that everyone who sign up commit to attending all 8 sessions. If the program fills up, we will have a wait list, and, depending on interest, we may host another session of the program in the future.

            In order to register for the program, please call the library at 331-4370, or sign up online at Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at