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Category: Digital Literacy

Grow with Google is coming to a library near you

This guest post by Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber originally appeared in Google’s blog The Keyword. Since we launched Grow with Google a little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations from Kansas to Michigan to South Carolina to bring job skills to job seekers and online savvy to small…

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Encourage youth at your library to register for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge

It’s not too late to encourage your middle and high school patrons to create and submit an original app for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge! As guest contributor Rachel Décoste explains in a post originally published in The Scoop, the first step is to make sure your congressional district is…

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Ready to Code libraries in Rochester team up, offer coding education to underserved youth

This guest post was contributed by Libraries Ready to Code cohort members Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, both in Rochester, New York.  How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? We, Julianne…

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Ready to Code with Feathered Friends

The guest post below is by Governor Mifflin (Shillington, Penn.) High School Librarian Kristin Brumbauch, a member of the Libraries Ready to Code cohort. (Check out the cohort’s newly-released beta Collection and give us your feedback!) Can a coding program get youth connected with backyard nature? Absolutely! For our Libraries Ready to Code project the…

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