Algonquin Area Public Library to offer 'Hour of Code Week' activities

Updated 11/14/2018 9:03 PM

Dec. 2-8 is Hour of Code Week, and the Algonquin Area Public Library is celebrating with activities for kids in the Creation Center!

Hour of Code Week began as a challenge to give students an enjoyable first look at computer science.


Today it is a global learning, celebration and awareness event supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Register today for "Cryptography Basics" (fourth to eighth grade) at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3; "Coding with Kodable" (second to fifth grade) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4; "Dash & Dot" (second to sixth grade) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5; and the "Gingerbread Man Coding Game" (first to fourth grade) at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. To register, visit

Stop by the Youth Services Department Dec. 3-8 for a coding-themed STEM activity in honor of Hour of Code Week.

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, which is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Grace Murray Hopper, born Dec. 9, 1906. She was a member of the team that developed the UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer produced in the U.S. Her early programming language designs led to the development of COBOL, a computer programming language designed for business use.

Hour of Code organizers feel that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

Join in this worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, demystify "code" and show that anybody can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the field of computer science.

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