Your child can explore the world of coding this summer

SHREVEPORT, La. - Your child can learn more about science and technology this summer by attending coding camps at Shreve
Memorial Library.

The camps, which will also focus on engineering, art and math concepts, will be offered at multiple locations from May until July.  Each camp is free and open to the public.
 
The Mooringsport Branch of Shreve Memorial Library will host a week-long camp beginning Monday, May 22. 

S.T.E.A.M.-er Camp will feature hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, math, English and
reading. S.T.E.A.M.-er Camp recognizes that in order to be successful, individuals must be innovative and use
critical thinking skills best developed through multidisciplinary exposure. 

The camp will take place Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at the Mooringsport Branch located at 603 Latimer Street in Mooringsport.
 
Shreve Memorial Library will also offer a one-day KEMET Coding Camp the week of May 22 at several library
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 be held at the Mooretown Branch, 4360 Hollywood Avenue, on Tuesday, May 23; at the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch, 8303 Line Avenue, on Wednesday, May 24; and at the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2105 Hollywood Avenue, on Friday, May 26.  KEMET Coding Camp will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at each location.
 
The Main Branch of Shreve Memorial Library will host two coding programs this summer for kids and teens.

The first, Hour of CodeTM, is open to children age 10 and up and will be held on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25, from 10:00 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:
 

  • ·         June 6: Moana Wayfinding
  • ·         June 13: Star Wars
  • ·         June 20: Make Your Own 3D Frogger
  • ·         June 27: Turtle Graphics
  • ·         July 11: Recoloring the Universe I
  • ·         July 18: Recoloring the Universe II
  • ·         July 25: Build a Digital Postcard

 
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 1:00 p.m. 

The program will cover the Code Academy’s course on Ruby, a dynamic general programming language that is perfect for beginners.

Each class will build upon lessons from the previous class, so attendance at all classes is encouraged for those interested in participating.  The Main Branch is located at 424 Texas Street.
 
At the Broadmoor Resource Center, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, kids are encouraged to join the Tech Club.  The Tech Club will meet each Tuesday and Thursday in June and July from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This summer, the Tech Club will focus on coding, and students can engage with various technologies including Raspberry Pi and robotics.
 
STEAM concepts and activities will also be highlighted at the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Ninja Achievers program on June 8 and June 22 at 2:00 p.m. and at the Rodessa Branch, located at 10093 Main Street in Rodessa, on June 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Teens and kids will be able to choose from several different and creative projects and activities implementing a variety of STEAM concepts.
 
For more information on coding camps this summer, please call your nearest branch of Shreve Memorial Library or visit www.shreve-lib.org.

 


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