Queens Library and Bloomberg Give Kids an Hour of Code

Posted by: yetheart, December 15, 2016 12:03 pm
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Bloomberg Hour of Code

The world of computer science can be an intimidating one, but on December 12, Queens Library, with the help of Bloomberg Philanthropies, gave kids a programming head start by hosting the Hour of Code.

The Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer programming. It’s a celebration of computer science, created to demystify the world of coding and show that anybody can learn it if they’re given the chance. Over 400 partners and 200,000 educators across the globe supported the Hour of Code this year.

Thirty-two children at three community library locations—Long Island City, Ridgewood, and Richmond Hill—worked with volunteer instructors from Bloomberg Philanthropies and tools from Code.org to learn basic concepts of computer coding and have fun at the same time.

“All the instructors felt that it was really rewarding and that the kids got a lot out of it as well,” said Chris, one of the volunteers. “The students were engaged throughout their hour of computer education and had a fantastic experience.”

Thank you to Bloomberg Philanthropies for making Queens Library’s first Hour of Code an overwhelming success—and we look forward to the next one!

Visit the photo gallery of pictures from Queens Library’s Hour of Code.

Bloomberg Hour of Code at LIC

Bloomberg Philanthropies volunteers and their Hour of Code students at Long Island City Community Library.