Register now for Kids Tech Camp and Kids Mini Solar Car Workshop

by on March 20th, 2012

The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to offer Kids Tech Camp for children finishing Grades 3-6 who are interested in technology and Web-based learning, June 18-22, 10 am-noon. The Kids Tech Camp aims to offer children a way to learn new skills while making new friends. Activities will include making avatars, animation, and programs that allow children to manipulate images and sounds.

Kids can also learn from each other in this unique club, which can adjust each week’s topics based on the interests of the group. Tech Camp gives children an opportunity for hands-on experiences with new technology, independent of opportunities they may have at home or at school.

“Computer literacy is an increasingly important skill,” said Librarian Andrea Flemming. “The Kids Tech Camp is an opportunity to not only learn technology skills, but also for children to share what they know with each other. While iPads and flip cameras will be used, the focus will be on Web-based tools so that the children are more likely to be able to use them on their own, either at home or on the Library’s public computers.”

Participants can take what they learn and practice their new skills at the Library or on computers at home. Free Internet, application software, and educational game access for children (preschool through 6th grade) is available at public computers located in the Children’s Room on the first floor of the Library.

Sign up today for the new ICPL Kids Tech Club
What: A week of learning and sharing computer and technology skills for children finishing Grades 3-6. Activities will include making avatars, animation and sound editing.
Who: Children in Grades 3-6.
When: June 18-22, 10 am – Noon
Where: ICPL Computer Lab, Second Floor, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City
Contact: To register, contact the Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 6 or child1@icpl.org

REGISTER NOW:
Mini Solar Car Workshop with UNI’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education

For children in Kindergarten-Grades 6. Children in Grades K-2 must be accompanied by a parent.
Saturday, May 5, 2 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Registration required.
To register, contact the Children’s Desk, 356-5200, option 6.
Teen program at 4 p.m.

We hope to see you and your family at the Library for one of these special events.
Please contact me with any questions or for more information.

April Jo Harder
Public Relations Specialist
Iowa City Public Library
319-887-6216
publicrelations@icpl.org

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