Summer Learning Labs: STEAM & Coding

Summer Learning Labs: June 15–August 2, 2024 

This summer, kids (ages 7-13), can participate in San José Public Library’s Coding and STEAM Learning Labs!


Program Choices 

We offer two types of programs to cater to different interests and schedules:
  • STEAM Learning Labs:       
    • Duration: 1–2 hours per lab
    • Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)
  • Coding Learning Labs:       
    • Duration: One full day (8 hours) per lab
    • Focus: Coding and STEAM activities

STEAM Learning Labs 

Discover the exciting world of STEAM with our hands-on, interactive learning labs! Perfect for curious minds, these 1–2-hour sessions let kids explore exciting topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through fun projects and activities.

  • When & Where: Various times and locations from June 15 to August 2, 2024.
  • Topics: Includes a wide range of STEAM subjects including augmented reality, green screen technology, and coding.
  • Hands-On Projects: You will use computers, iPads, robots, or other devices to complete innovative projects.
  • Weekly Themes: There will be a different theme each week. Here are a few examples:       
    • What’s in Your Community?: Explore how science and technology shapes your local environment.
    • Out of This World: Blast off with space-themed projects that spark imagination and curiosity about the universe.
    • Challenge for Change: Try problem-solving activities focused on real-world challenges that can make a positive impact.

 All STEAM Learning Lab Events

Coding Learning Labs 

Get a full day of coding and STEAM activities! Four locations will host these labs on select weekdays: June 24 – August 2, 2024. Each one-day session includes a variety of activities using computers, iPads, robots, or other devices for hands-on learning.  

  • When and Where: Select weekdays at four different locations:         
    • 3rd–5th Grade: Hillview and Tully  
    • 6th–8th Grade: Educational Park and Joyce Ellington
  • Registration Required: Please register on the event listing.  
  • Special Programs: Select programs are part of the Girls Who Code initiative, prioritizing enrollment for students who identify as girls. See individual event listings for more details.  
  • Hands-On Projects: Learn the basics of coding, digital art, and design through a variety of projects and activities throughout the day.  
  • Guest Presenters: The Tech Interactive will have a presenter at many sessions to lead an activity!

All Coding Learning Lab Events

Benefits of Coding and STEAM Labs

Participating in these labs provides numerous benefits for kids:  

  • Skill Development: Enhances problem-solving, pattern recognition, and clear instruction writing.  
  • Creativity: Encourages creative expression and comfort with new technologies and tools.  
  • Perspective: Offers a new view on art and media.  

How to Participate 

To find and register for available STEAM and Coding Learning Labs, visit our Events Page.

All Learning Lab Events