Running Dojos in Libraries!

A large amount of Dojos are hosted in Libraries around the world. CoderDojo is an easy and fun new program that can be hosted by a library to give young people the opportunity to get involved in learning about coding and technology in a fun, safe and social environment.

Why CoderDojo?

  • CoderDojo is a program that engages youth to learn more about coding and technology to address the digital skills gap.
  • CoderDojo is a project to promote the inclusion of all communities regardless of gender, race, religion or social status.
  • CoderDojo is a free to run and set-up is simple. There are free resources that you can use for the sessions.
  • Anyone can set-up and run their own CoderDojo with the support of another person.
  • Great way to engage your local community, give back and to make a positive impact. This can also increase local attendance of the library.
  • Resources are free and available here.

Below are some videos from Dojos around the world that are hosted in libraries.

Arbroath Library, Scotland

Calgary Library, Canada

Tampa Bay Library, US

Pros of hosting in a Library:

  • The perfect community and positive learning atmosphere.
  • Some libraries have the benefit of a space with computers that you can use.
  • Public liability insurance is covered already under the Libraries insurance policy.
  • Potential funding and additional support can be gained under different initiatives targeted on having a positive social outcomes.

Learn all about the steps involved in starting your Dojo here.

If you are interested in starting a Dojo in your local Library contact the CoderDojo foundation team:

If you are interested in sharing details and tips about running a Dojo in a Library please comment in the CoderDojo Forums here. 🙂

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