SJ Library Hosts Summer Coding Showcase with Support from Apple

San Jose Public Library

For Immediate Release

Elizabeth Castañeda, (408) 458-0662

Nancy Macías, (408) 712-2150


SJ Library Hosts Summer Coding Showcase with Support from Apple

Join us for an exclusive gallery showcase of the All Girls Coding Art Camp


This summer, San José Public Library (SJPL) received support for its Coding 5K Summer Camps from Apple’s Community Education Initiative, which provides coding, creativity, and workforce opportunities for underrepresented communities. Through the Camps, nearly 200 students (ages 8-12) had the opportunity to attend a series of free week-long coding classes at the library. SJPL’s Coding 5K Summer Camps are taught by experienced and certified instructors who are trained by library staff using coding curriculum and apps provided by Apple. Apple has also provided professional learning and support for program leaders and facilitators, employee volunteers, and Apple technology, including iPad devices for campers to ensure that all participating students have access to an up-to-date device that allows them to successfully complete their projects. iPads can also be checked out with a library card. This summer’s Coding 5K Camps will conclude with the “All Girls Coding Art Camp” course on Friday, August 5 at the Tully Branch Library. To celebrate, there will be an exclusive gallery showcase of the girls’ work and a “Coder Conversation” where they will present their projects. Volunteers from Apple will be present to work with the girls on creating a short stop-motion animation project. Coding 5K Summer Camp offered a total of eight week-long camps at eight SJPL locations. The camps were offered in conjunction with the Coding 5K Challenge, a program designed to further enhance access to free quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs for underserved elementary and middle school students. More information at:


Friday, August 5, 2022


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Tully Branch Library, 880 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

Visuals of students completing and presenting projects, and interviews in Spanish and English will be available.