Charlotte Library receives funding to develop youth coding programs

The Charlotte Library announced yesterday that it has received $500 from the American Library Association (ALA) to help plan and implement coding activities during Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week 2018 (December 3-9) and beyond. The Charlotte Library is one of 250 school and public libraries around the country to receive this microfunding from Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google.

“Libraries are the cornerstones of our communities,” said Google program manager Nicky Rigg. “We are proud to include the Charlotte Library in our CS Ed Week activities this year. We hope these libraries will join the growing number of libraries excited to offer CS programs that help youth create, problem solve and develop the confidence and skills to succeed in their future careers.”

“ALA is pleased to provide microfunding to the Charlotte Library and other Ready to Code libraries,” said ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo. “We hope this microfunding will not only generate enthusiasm for CS Ed Week, but spark year-round programming to develop critical thinking and digital skills youth can draw on over a lifetime.”

Join us at the Charlotte Library for Preschool Robot Story Time on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m.  Share robot stories and do an unplugged activity.

Join us for Hour of Code on Thursday, December 6, at 3:15 p.m.  Become a storyteller and programmer for the day! Recommended for beginners. 4th grade and up. Space is limited, registration required.