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Curious Kids: Coding

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Curious Kids Coding

Did You Know?

Did you know there are over 700 programming languages?

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Digital Escape Rooms
Did you know that digital escapes rooms are created using coding? Check out WCPL's own Spy Apprentice escape room by clicking the link above.

Maker Kits
The Library offers several Maker Kits that can help you learn about coding. Click on the image below to see them, then click on any kit to place a hold! There’s even a kit that lets you build a computer, and another that teaches you about electrical circuits! Note: Maker kits for kids are available at the Children's Service Desk but must be checked out by an adult, using their library card and driver’s license.


Fiero Code from the Library!
For ages 8 to 18! Fiero Code is a self-guided online software program you reach through the library’s website, that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Fiero turns learning into a game - as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn clothes and accessories for your personal avatar. To find this great resource, start on the Kids! website, click on the Research tab, then scroll down to Fiero Code! Note: Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Computer Science Fundamentals
These courses from Code.org, a nonprofit educational organization, will help you learn to code. Course #2 is an introduction to coding for kids who are comfortable readers. Younger kids, or those still building reading skills, might consider starting with Course #1. For more advanced coders, use Course #3, then Course #4.


Beanz: Kids, Code and Computer Science
A library magazine for kids, packed with articles and projects related to coding.


Beanz Magazine
This is the website that goes with the magazine, which you can borrow from the Library!

Code.org Projects
See stories and games (even some Minecraft!) created by students, and take a look at the code used to create the project. Click on any project to see and/or play it, then view the code by clicking on "How It Works." If that doesn’t appear on the page, click on "Built on CodeStudio," then on "How It Works."

Code with Anna & Elsa
Have fun trying some basic coding, with the familiar Disney characters.

(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) - FIRST is a non-profit organization founded to inspire kids’ interest in science and technology. They sponsor FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8) clubs, in which kids design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®. Scroll down the page to see the links to the leagues.

Hello, Ruby
Hello, Ruby, teaches children ages 4-10 about Ruby on Rails and computational thinking through games and activities.