Delaware Libraries offers all kinds of free events, clubs and services, from 3D printing and laser cutting to job search and entrepreneurial services. You can even have a virtual medical appointment at the library.
It’s also still one of the best places to go for youth programming, and with summer here, it’s a good time to make use of the free coding classes for kids and teens.
Learning to code can start as early as pre-kindergarten age; Jonathan Adly, founder of the former Coderrific Academy, once described intro-level coding as a “building block” that can be taught to young children along with reading, writing and basic math. And keep in mind that the coding many young adults today learn in first-year college classes will eventually be considered elementary school level.
With that, consider this summer’s coding class offerings from your local library system, including a few virtual options:
- Virtual Scratch Coding Club for kids ages 7 to 12 — Saturdays, June 19; July 10; and Aug. 21
- Virtual Scratch Jr. for kids ages 4 to 8 and their parents — Thursday, June 24
- Fandemonium series teaching code for video games for ages 12 to 17 — Thursday, July 22
- Coding for teens at Milford Public Library — Monday, Aug. 23
You can find details and registration info for coding classes, and lots of other events, on the Delaware Libraries calendar.