Summer Learning Labs

The San José Public Library is proud to provide FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs for students in grades, K–12. These programs expand access to coding, digital design, and related topics to all youth.

Summer Programs

Prepare Your Student for the Future

This summer children aged 713 can participate in one of the San José Public Library’s coding and STEAM learning labs! Choose between shorter STEAM Learning Labs that run 12 hours or longer one-day, 8-hour, Coding Learning Labs for an expanded experience.  

Coding, computer science, and digital art all help children develop a wide range of skills including:  pattern recognition, problem solving, troubleshooting, creativity, collaboration and more! 

Steam Learning Labs

These 1–2-hour programs are offered at a variety of times and library branches from Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024. Programs are on a range of STEAM topics from AR to greenscreen to coding. Participants will get hands-on experience in creating with computers, iPads, robots, or other devices as they complete a project.

Coding Learning Labs

Enjoy a whole day of coding and computer science activities! The Coding Learning Labs will be held at four library branches on select weekdays starting Monday, June 24, 2024, to Friday, August 2, 2024. Each one-day session has a mix of activities using computers, iPads, or other devices to gain hands-on experience. Participating branches are Educational Park, Hillview, Joyce Ellington, and Tully. 

Children will learn about the basics of coding, digital art, and design by working on multiple projects in the day. See individual event listings for more details. Registration is required. 

Support Learning Labs

Volunteer: Teach Coding

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

Donate: Support the Future of Students

You can help strengthen San José Public Library's coding programs with contributions through the San José Public Library Foundation.

Partners & Donors


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.


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.

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