The Art of Code-istry at Your Library
June 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Campbell River, BC – By now, most of us have an idea of what coding is, but how many actually know how to do it? The Campbell River branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is hoping to change that through a partnership with Canada Learning Code (CLC) by offering fun, beginner friendly, and hands-on coding workshops for children in grades two to six.
“We know that building digital literacy is a key skill for kids to learn as early as possible,” says Campbell River Library’s Matt Mukai. “This partnership with Canada Learning Code will help impart computational thinking skills that will serve these kids well in the future. We’re really excited about this program.”
CLC’s Code Mobile rolls into Campbell River on Wednesday, June 12 with two coding workshops for interested kids. The first workshop is geared towards kids in grades two and three, and runs from 3:30 – 4:45pm. The second runs from 5 – 6:30pm and is for kids in grades four to six. Both programs will use the coding language called Scratch, which was designed at MIT specifically to help people learn the basics of coding in a fun and informative way.
About Canada Learning Code
This program is presented in partnership with Code Mobile, which has the aim of making sure that all Canadians — particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous you, and newcomers — have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in the digital world. Discover more about Code Mobile and Canada Learning Code.
Registration is open now at this link, at the library, or by calling 250.287.3655.
For more information
Matt Mukai, Acting Library Manager
Direct: 250.287.3655 ex 3