All locations of the Meridian Library District will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume on Friday, November 24.
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Mighty Girl Coders
Mighty Girl Coders
Mighty Girl Coders is part of ALA’s ongoing Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking among youth. Meridian Library District was one of twenty eight libraries selected to get grant funding for a coding program that helps to attract underrepresented populations to computer science classes.
Sign up for our grant funded program series that will have youth go through all stages of building a community resource website.
Classes will take place in three different phases:
Ages 5-8 [class is full] will meet from 4:30-5:30 on November 9th, 16th, 30th, December 7th
Ages 8-12 [class is full] will meet from 4:30-6:00, December 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and January 4th.
Ages 13-18 will meet from 4:30-6:00 January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and February 1st .
The all-ages launch party will take place February 8 at 4:30.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if a particpant doesn't have any experience with coding?
Great! This program is for you. We welcome participants of all experience levels.
What if a boy wants to participate?
Any youth is welcome to attend, but because this specific program is funded by a grant to target underrepresented populations we realize some boys might not be as excited to participate. If they would rather, they can check out our Coding Cadets or LABrary programs.
What if a participant can't make every class?
We understand this will be a very busy time for families. We welcome particpants to make it to as many of the classes for their age group as they can, but realize illness or travel might cause some absenses.
What if a participant needs transportation assistance?
On the sign up form there is a spot to indicate a need for travel assistance. We are currently exploring options and will coordinate with you individually once we have an idea of the overall need. Please note that our library policy does requre children eight and under, or vulnerable people of any age, must be accompanied at all times by a responsible party.
See a list of all the programs and add them to your calendar here.
Excited about technology and design? Want to share that passion with other young coders? Then we need you!
We are looking for two tween/teen mentors to be a part of the Mighty Girl Coders team. If this sounds like you, fill out the application here.
All applications must be received by Sunday November 5. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of the day Monday November 6.