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Cloquet Library receives funding for youth coding

The Cloquet Public Library has received $500 from the American Library Association to help plan and implement coding activities during Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week on Dec. 3-9 and beyond. Cloquet is one of 250 school and public librari...

The Cloquet Public Library has received $500 from the American Library Association to help plan and implement coding activities during Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week on Dec. 3-9 and beyond.
Cloquet is one of 250 school and public libraries around the country to receive microfunding from Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google.
“Cloquet Public Library is excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our community, and with this grant from Google, our program will be stronger and more sustainable,” Library Director Beth Sorenson said.
The microfunding will give the library a jumpstart to provide year-round STEM programming for teens and preteens. The money will be used to purchase updated computer equipment and a monthly technology subscription box filled with coding, robotics and other STEM activities.
“Libraries are the cornerstones of our communities,” Google program manager Nicky Rigg said. “We are proud to include Cloquet Public Library in our CS Ed Week activities this year.”
CS Ed Week at the library began Monday, Dec. 3, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 9, with daily 30-minute programming at 4 p.m. The programming is aimed at teens and preteens, but all are welcome to attend.

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