Coding5K Challenge

Excited children and program leader work on laptops at a Coding5K program.

Prepare Your Student for the Future

The San José Public Library is proud to lead Mayor Sam Liccardo’s city-wide initiative, the Coding5K Challenge which is designed to further enhance access to FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs for students in grades, K-12.

With the help from tech companies, partners and expert volunteers, our local students will have access to technology and coding programs that will better prepare them for the 21st century workforce in Silicon Valley.

In this technological age, coding is a part of everything around us, so having this knowledge will be important regardless of the career path a child chooses to take.

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Coding Camp at Joyce Ellington

Coding5K Summer Camp 2021 - Register Now!

Coding5K Summer Self-paced Coding Program

Join us for another summer of virtual Coding5K Camp. Camps run June 14 - August 6, 2021 with check-ins throughout the day from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for campers. Supplies for registered campers will be provided and device check-out available for those who need to borrow technology.

Register today as space is limited:

English Registration
Spanish Registration

Teachers interested in becoming camp instructors please submit your application. No coding experience necessary.


Online Coding Courses For All Ages

See All Coding Events

Take advantage of online resources for learning coding, such as LinkedIn Learning and Treehouse.

Lead a Coding Program

Have a passion for technology? Become a coding instructor and share your skills and talents.

Support the Future of Students

Your contributions will strengthen San José Public Library's coding programs.

Coding5K Partners

We appreciate our partners that offer programming in coding and technical skills for youth and adults as part of their commitment to the Coding5K program and providing Silicon Valley residents with 21st century skills that make them a resource for corporations and businesses.

Enlilt logo
C4T - Code for Tomorrow, logo

Coding5K Donors

We’re grateful for the financial support provided by many of Silicon Valley’s corporations and foundations who recognize the important role libraries play in providing access to free coding programs to better prepare our youth for a prosperous future.

Logo: KLA Foundation
Logo: Alaska Airlines
Logo: PWC Charitable Foundation Inc
Logo: Brigade
Logo: Deloitte