Toledo Library Focuses on Teaching the Next Generation Coding

Daily Dose  |  02/08/2019 10:00 am

Computer programming has often been a topic for computer engineers, but coding has transformed into a key component for many curriculum's and deemed an essential ability for 21st century learners.

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is dedicated to helping local kids develop technology and problem-solving skills needed to succeed. The Library has developed a system to help kids begin the process of coding through fun, interactive and educational programs.


Meet Dot and Dash

Kids (ages 2 – 5) will learn about coding and programming using beloved robots Dot and Dash at this fun Library event.

(Th) Feb. 21 | 4 p.m. | Toledo Heights

(Tu) Feb. 26 | 4 p.m. | West Toledo

(Sa) March 9 | 3 p.m. | Heatherdowns

(W) March 13 | 7 p.m. | Point Place

(Th) March 28 | 3:30 p.m. | Sylvania

(M) April 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Waterville

 

Code-A-Pillar

Around the box and across the finish line! Kids (ages 4 – 6) will determine where the Code-a-pillar goes as they’re introduced to coding by sequencing a Code-a-pillar to move around the room. 

(Sa) Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. | Holland 

(Tu) March 26 | 4 p.m. | West Toledo

(Th) April 4 | 3:30 p.m. | Sylvania

(Sa) April 13 | 10 a.m. | Heatherdowns

(Tu) April 16 | 11 a.m. | Sanger

 

Osmo Programs

Tweens (ages 10 – 13) will learn basic coding using the Osmo system on iPads. Osmo fosters social intelligence and creative thinking through endless possibilities of digital and physical play.

(Th) Feb. 28 | 4 p.m. | South

(Tu) March 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Sylvania

(Th) March 21 | 4 p.m. | Lagrange

 

Coding Clubs 

The Library also offers a series on ongoing Code IT Clubs that kids (ages 5 – 10), tweens (ages 10 – 13) and teens (ages 13 - 18) can join at the following locations. Find upcoming meetings at www.toledolibrary.org/librarygroups

  • Code IT Club for tweens and teens at Kent
  • Code IT Club for tweens at King Road
  • Code IT, Jr. for kids at King Road
  • Code IT Club for tweens at Oregon
  • Code IT Club for tweens at Sylvania
  • Code IT Club for tweens at Waterville
  • Young Coders for kids at Oregon

For more educational programs offered by TLCPL visit http://www.toledolibrary.org/education

 



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