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The Abington Township Public Library (ATPL)  has launched micro:bits, a new technology item available for borrowing.  For ages 10 and up, a micro:bit is a pocket-size programmable micro-controller, enabling young people to get creative with technology through coding, computer...

Stephanie Bragg

  By Stephanie Bragg, Children’s Librarian Paoli Library The biggest buzzword of the decade in children’s learning is STEM, or STEAM or STREAM, or whichever letters one may choose to represent.  For those who may be unaware, the general concept is learning in the areas...

How will you celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 3-8?    Consider an Hour of Code! ...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

Check out the FREE  UPNEXT Fest site for technology related events in Harrisburg during the week of October 13-21. Coding Classes, disruptive tech, technology meetups and job fair, TedX, networking and more.  Access a list of events. Included is the Harrisburg UnConference ...

Beta Builders brings coding to schools and will be at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, starting in Homewood, this fall. ...

Code Club For Small and Rural Libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software,...

The Abington Township Public Library will offer Code Quest with BBC microbits on Wednesday, July 18 & Friday, August 10, from 2:00-3:30pm. Tweens & teens, ages 10-14, will learn coding and electronics using a tiny programmable computer called a BBC micro:bit. Developed...

The American Library Association (ALA) has released the beta version of the  Libraries Ready to Code Collection, a ‘cache of resources developed, tested and curated by libraries, for libraries to create, implement and enhance their computer science (CS) programming for youth.’  Learn...

ProPublica offers FREE videos and training materials on HTML, Coding, Websites and CSS from their Data Institute. ...