KFPL invites youth to learn new skills with virtual Coder Dojo program

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Do you know someone aged 9 to 14 who wants to learn computer coding skills for web, app, and game design? Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) invites them to join their Coder Dojo program, a fun, welcoming environment for children and teens to work with volunteer mentors to learn the skills of interest to them.

According to a release from KFPL, mentors will support youth participants in developing skills in a project of their choosing, and/or inspire them to investigate new skills and languages to further their coding journey.

“We are excited to be opening up a new session for Coder Dojo,” said Kristen Lemay, Teen and New Adult Services Librarian. “Pairing new coders with skilled volunteers allows our community to connect in a way that is beneficial for both groups. New coders help our volunteers become better mentors, and our volunteers help these young coders expand their knowledge.”

The program is a four-week, virtual series starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Free registration is required, and registering for the first session will automatically sign participants up for the duration of the program, KFPL said.

Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/5888338 or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link immediately upon registration and will need to download Zoom in advance.

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