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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

Group of children looking at a laptop.

Coding5K Summer Camp Registration Open!

Join us for another summer of Coding5k Camp that will be held virtually by your neighborhood branch, June 15 - July 17. These camps will focus on coding, computational thinking, and hands-on STEAM activities to solve real world engineering problems while allowing for creative expression for children ages 5-14. Camp activity supplies will be provided to each child that participates and a camp manual will be provided to help parents assist their child at home.

Register for a Camp


Online Coding Courses For All Ages

See All Coding Events

Take advantage of online resources for learning coding, such as 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 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