A Publication of the Public Library Association Public Libraries Online

Posts Tagged ‘teen programming’

Computer Code in a Green Globe

Code at Your Library

35,375,362 have tried Hour of Code. Learn how to bring it to your library.

Robot Club

Robotics Clubs At the Library

Robotics clubs have become popular throughout the country, and now many librarians are becoming involved.  Robotics programs can go hand-in-hand with LEGO programs at the library, or can stand on their own.  The purpose of a robotics program is for patrons to create a fully functional robot that competes against other robots.  These robotics clubs […]

The Minecraft Craze at the Public Library

Back in my younger days, Pac-Man® was the game to play. Maybe even Gorf, if you were lucky enough to have a snazzy Commodore 64 computer like I did. Despite these games and others being popular back then, there was no thought to having them played in the public library. That is all changing now, and the latest craze in gaming at the library involves Minecraft.


Implementing Programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Libraries are in the business of providing resources and programming for everyone. Holding programs for children with autism fits perfectly in our model and is a great way to reach out to a population that might not have been served as much in the past.

Teaching Teens About Digital Literacy Through Programming

As technology is becoming more and more a daily part of teen’s lives, digital literacy educator is becoming a part of the teen librarian’s job description. In 2011, the American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force defined digital literacy as, “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, […]