Sign up today for the new ICPL Kids Tech Club

by on September 5th, 2012

The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to offer the Kids Tech Club for fourth- through sixth-graders interested in technology and Web-based learning, Wednesdays, October 10-November 14. The Kids Tech Club 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. Being a member of the Club 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 Club 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.

Registration began September 4. Due to growing demand and limited space, registration for past Tech Club participants does not begin until October 1.

Sign up today for the new ICPL Kids Tech Club
What: Six weeks of learning and sharing computer and technology skills for Grades 4-6. Activities will include making avatars, animation and sound editing.
Who: Children in Grades 4-6.
When: October 10-November 14, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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 aflemming@icpl.org

3 Responses to “Sign up today for the new ICPL Kids Tech Club”

  1. Melissa Mickelson says:

    Is this club available this year? I have a 4th grader who is very interested. Thank you.

    Melissa Mickelson
    ph 319-930-1109

    • Meredith Hines-Dochterman says:

      We currently have ScienTweens for 4th through 6th graders the third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Tween Space.

  2. Morgan Reeves says:

    A new technology series for kids is coming soon in February, stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, check out Totally Tweens: Green Screen Scene from 1 to 2 pm on December 26th for some digital photo fun. We also host After School Minecraft on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 3:30 to 5 pm. Both programs are in the Digital Media Lab.

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