Oak Park Code Fest

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Coding teaches computational thinking, decision making, and troubleshooting and prepares kids to be a part of a highly digital society. Come explore coding apps, robots, and websites in hands-on stations facilitated by Oak Park public librarians, Oak Park Elementary School District 97 teacher librarians, and District 97 students. For families with students in grades K-8. Registration encouraged. Walk-ins welcome.

Why learn to code?

We partner with District 97 on digital learning initiatives, supporting schools with resources and collaborating on programs like Oak Park Code Fest. We asked a few teacher librarians, "Why should kids as young as kindergarteners learn to code?"

“It allows them to think abstractly and solve problems, something that will help them in other subjects and activities.” — Katie Noonan, Irving Elementary Teacher Librarian

“This is no different than students learning Spanish or Sign Language at a young age. Coding is learning the language of technology.” — Erin Howe, Hatch Elementary Teacher Librarian

“Coding and computational thinking is all about strategy. It’s about working together, and stopping to think and apply our knowledge strategically. This is something we all should be doing, so why not start now?” — Melinda Maneck, Holmes Elementary Teacher Librarian

Find more coding events and resources for all ages >

Event Type(s): Kids & Families, Digital Learning
Age Group(s): Kids
Children's Services
(708) 452-3420

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