Hour of Code

Why Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. It's is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It's easy to get involved. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed, and it's great for ages 4 to 104.

Want to see what code can do? Create music, art, games, and more with one of the coding project below. For even more activities, visit the code.org! There are also activities that you can do without technology! This page will be on the main library website anytime you would like to try it out!

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Google’s Made with Code is a movement launched in June 2014 to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers.

Less than 1% of girls study Computer Science. Let’s change that.

Have a younger brother or sister?

Check out The Foos...no reading required!


Lightbot is a game that asks players to use programming logic to solve puzzles! Gain a practical understanding of basic coding concepts by guiding Lightbot to light up all the blue tiles in each level. Learn how to sequence instructions, write procedures, and utilize loops along the way in this self-guided activity. Great for all ages and all skill levels. It's a great app for a tablet, but you can try it on a desktop computer , too!

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Anybody Can Learn - 60 sec teaser
Computer Science Matters
The Hour of Code is here
Star Wars - Hour of Code: Introduction
What Most Schools Don't Teach

Girls and Coding

Change The World - Hour of Code 2015
Made with Code - Film