Grand County Public Library has received a grant to provide free coding clubs for our community’s youth starting in February 2020! Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to apply. Our first two clubs can accommodate 14 members each.
In the informal educational setting of Code Club, youth will learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. They will work towards building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more, all the while, learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Club members will also have the option to complete tutorials and projects with an Ozobot Evo, a Sphero SPRK +, and a Makey Makey.
Club members get to work at their own pace and focus on whatever is interesting to them. We may have some members working with robots, others on websites, and others still on building a video game.
Club descriptions for our first session –
8-11 years old – Thursdays from 3:45-4:45pm at Grand County Public Library.
12-18 years old - Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm at Grand County Public Library.
Both clubs will begin on Thursday February 20th and end on Thursday May 14th.
Applications and Teacher Recommendation Forms are available at the Grand County Public Library’s youth services desks or via the link below. Completed applications MUST BE RETURNED to the public library by 8:00 pm on Monday, February 10th. Teacher Recommendation Forms MUST BE RETURNED by your teacher to your school’s office by the end of the school day on Monday, February 10th. Please do not wait until the last minute to ask your teacher for a recommendation. Late applications or applications without teacher recommendations will not be considered so plan ahead! Up to 28 successful applicants will be informed by Friday, February 14th, with a call to the parent phone number provided on the application. Any remaining applicants will be added to a waiting list and will be contacted when/if space becomes available.
Applications will be evaluated by library staff using the following criteria:
Quality of Youth’s Application – See rubric attached to application for more information.
Teacher Recommendation- Youth will be asking their teachers to complete a rubric that includes a variety of criteria. These rubrics will be held as confidential and taken very seriously.
Home-school youth are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Children’s Department for instructions regarding the Teacher Recommendation Form 435-355-0922.
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