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Exeter Branch Library offering code club for children, teens

Exeter Branch Library offering code club for children, teens

Code Club was funded by two grants; an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Code Club grant and the Developing MakerSpace in Libraries throughout California grant

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EXETER – The Exeter Branch Library proudly presents Code Club on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Coding is a form of computer programming. Through coding, children are able to become independent thinkers and learn 21st century workplace and team building skills. During Code Club, children age 10 to 14 have the opportunity to learn how to code through Prenda, a coding software. Children must know how to read to attend this program. Apple iPads will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, yet participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets. Code Club is a drop-in class, and regular attendance is encouraged, but not required. This free program runs throughout the year, and children may start any time.

Exeter Branch Library is fortunate to be one of 50 libraries throughout the country to receive an IMLS Code Club grant, which provides Prenda coding software to use during our Code Club sessions as well as individual site support. The Exeter Branch Library also received a Developing MakerSpace in Libraries throughout California grant from which MakerSpace activities and will be rolled out throughout the next year. With the grant, the library purchased five iPads for the code club program.

The Exeter Branch Library is located at 230 E. Chestnut in Exeter. For more information about Code Club, please contact the Exeter Branch Library at 559-592-5361, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ExeterBranch. The Exeter Branch Library is part of the Tulare County Library System.

The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in seventeen communities, four book machines, two adult literacy centers, and online at www.tularecountylibrary.org.

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