Coding for Kids and Teens at SJPL

You’re never too young to learn to code! Being at the heart of the Silicon Valley, it’s no wonder that San Jose Public Library has so many services and programs to cater to our young tech enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in learning to code, creating an app or learning about new technologies, San Jose Public Library has something for you!

Learn, Create and Grow!

Technology programs are an excellent way to have a productive summer for your kids and teens. Library Branches all over the city offer classes on coding, robotics and maker programs. The possibilities for learning and creating are endless at San Jose Public Library, and that new found knowledge can lead to great things.

There are a wide variety of coding programs available for kids and teens at the San Jose Public Library. 

What can you do with your new found tech skills? Check out what Biblioteca Latinoamericana’s Young Coders club did with their coding knowledge.

Learn Some Winning Skills at SJPL

Participants in our programs learn some winning skills, for example, Biblioteca Latinoamericana’s young coding team took 3rd place at this year’s Youth Tech Day! The Silicon Valley Young Coders Club operates in 9 total locations throughout the Bay Area, and in the spring they held a technology based entrepreneurial boot camp at Biblioteca Latinoamericana. The Silicon Valley Young Coders Club annual Youth Tech Day takes place at Seven Trees Branch Library. Teams have the opportunity to meet executives and politicians from Silicon Valley who participate in panel discussions. It is a great opportunity for students to learn from those in the industry and they even get a chance to show off their tech skills.

Biblioteca Latinoamericana's 3rd place youth tech day winners

Biblioteca Latinoamericana’s winning team consisted of members: Joshua Rayan, Hannah Rayan, Rhema Dadala. The app they developed was called CallNow which allows users to practice safe driving and accelerated daily follow up calls for salespeople. Congrats to Biblioteca Latinoamericana's Young Coders Club! What will YOU create?

Learn from Home

Can’t make it to one of our programs? Check out these books and e-resources on coding for Kids and Teens.

Books

Thumbnail coding projects in Scratch Cover understanding coding with python Awesome algorithms and creative coding cover So, you want to be a coder? : the ultimate guide to a career in programming, video game creation, robotics, and more! cover Understand coding through minecraft cover

E-Resources

Comments

I am really very happy to see that my son is so much interested in it.He loves to attend this class every week.keep it up and bring more programs like this often.

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