Southampton Free Library expands Coding Club offerings

Starting in February and March, there will be more chances for children to attend, and adults will be able to join in, too

The Times

In order to give more people a chance to learn coding basics, the Southampton Free Library is adding additional times for children and starting another program specifically for adults.

The library is now offering extra times for children every other Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Adult Coding Club begins on March 4 and will be on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Prenda Coding Club allows participants to learn how to code websites, apps, games and more through self-paced, fun projects. Anyone can join the club at any point in time and can work at their own pace. For children, the club is recommended for fourth grade and up. Participants must be able to work without adult assistance on projects. Adults of all ages are welcome and must have a basic knowledge of computers. The library invites attendees to bring their own laptops if they wish to work independently. Laptops will be provided for shared use.

“By expanding our offerings of the Coding Club, we hope to encourage all age groups to develop their knowledge and increase their coding skills,” said Elizabeth Griswold, outreach librarian. “We want everyone to understand that coding is not something to be intimidated by, but rather something everyone can accomplish.”

To learn more, visit SouthamptonFreeLibrary.org or call 215–322–1415. The library is located at 947 Street Road, Southampton.