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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Explore the world of coding at Shreve Memorial Library

Explore coding at the library
Children and teens are invited to join us for programs this summer focused on science and technology from May to July. We have hands-on coding workshops, STEAM programs combining science and the arts, and more. Every event is free and open to the public.


Our Mooringsport Branch is hosting the week-long STEAM-ER camp May 22 through May 26. This camp features hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, math, English and reading. Read more about the program here.

KEMET Coding Camp

We are offering a one-day KEMET Coding Camp the week of May 22 at several branches. KEMET (Kids Engaging in Math, Engineering and Technology) Camp introduces children ages 8-10 and teens 11-17 to the basics of computer coding through interactive tools.

KEMET Coding Camp will meet at the following branches:
  • Monday, May 22 – 9 a.m. to noon at Hamilton/South Caddo Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Tuesday, May 23 – 9 a.m. to noon at Mooretown Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Thursday, May 25 – 9 a.m. to noon at West Shreveport Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Friday, May 26 – 9 a.m. to noon at Hollywood/Union Ave. Branch (Facebook Event)

Hour of Code & Codeacademy

Our Main Branch will host two coding programs this summer for kids and teens. The first, Hour of Code, is open to children age 10 and up and will be held on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Each week will feature a different theme and aspect of coding. Students are invited to work alone or in pairs. Themes for the program include:
The second program, Code Academy: Let’s Learn Ruby!, is open to teens in grades 6 through 12, and will be held on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The program will cover the Code Academy’s course on Ruby, a dynamic general programming language perfect for beginners. Each class will build on previous lessons, so attendance at all classes is encouraged. You can look at the Main Branch Calendar for more information.

Kids Tech Club 

Kids are encouraged to join the Tech Club at our Broadmoor Branch. The Tech Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday in June and July from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This summer, the Tech Club will focus on coding, and students can engage with various technologies including Raspberry Pi and robotics. Check out the Broadmoor Calendar for more information.

And Wait, There’s More!

STEAM concepts and activities will also be highlighted at the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Ninja Achievers program on June 8 and June 22 at 2 p.m. and at the Rodessa Branch on June 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Teens and kids will be able to choose from several different creative projects and activities implementing a variety of STEAM concepts.
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