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Library Coding: Welcome

Interested in learning about coding? Come to one of our open coding club to tackle learning coding using our free coding platform

Library Coding Club

laptop computersOur Youth Service Librarian is proud to offer teens the chance to learn how to code. This new program is designed to teach teens how to work together in a collaborative environment that will foster their creativity while at the same time, having fun learning about coding.

This program is more than just learning website design; it is a chance for teens to learn life lessons in the process. We invite you to put your creative cap on and learn how to build a better world through coding at the Dickinson Public Library.

Club Hour of Code

Check back for more coding events!

Signing Up for Club

If you are interested in being part of our Code Club, join us at any one of our coding workshop that held every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 12:30 pm. If you have any questions about the club, you can talk to our IT/ Youth Librarian at the Dickinson Public Library.

Check out our Teen Calendar of Upcoming Events for date and times.

Coding Software Using

Coders will be using software (Prenda.co), which will require creating a FREE account. Teens will also have access to Scratch, another open software, but need a free account as well. Prenda is an online platform that allows teens to learn coding through exercises and short videos. This software is made possible by the Friends of the Library, whose mission is to support both the library and community.

Getting Started with Prenda

This section will help users get sign up for Prenda, a software we use in our Coding Club. If you have questions about accessing Prenda, please email our IT Youth Librarian (storrez@ci.dickinson.tx.us).

Create an Account

  1. Open your web browser (either Google Chrome or Firefox)
  2. Type in the URL bar app.prenda.co and press the Enter key.
  3. Click on the Sign up button.
  4. Enter your first name.
  5. Select either Male or Female.
  6. Select Texas for your state.
  7. Select Dickinson Public Library for your club.
  8. Enter your parent email or your email.
  9. Enter your Birth Month.
  10. Enter your Birth Year.

Getting Started

After you have set up your account, you will work with your first module, an orientation. After that, you can click on the Workout tab or the Mission tab to start your coding adventures. Take your time and work through the various activities. You can break up the module any way you see fit. You can work on one module per day. The main thing is to have fun learning about coding.

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