Calling all tech savvy teens and tweens!

The Attleboro Public Library has a new club starting up in October for tweens and teens who are interested in technology! The High Tech Club will meet once a month on a Thursday night, offering youth the opportunity to explore the library’s newly acquired tech toys. Thanks to a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Attleboro and a Library Services and Technology Act grant, the library was able to purchase a variety of tech toys that inspire and tech users coding, programming and other skills. These toys will be available during High Tech club meetings for participants to try out! There is no formal instruction during the meetings, teen volunteers and the teen librarian will be on hand to show participants the basics, but it is up to the kids to try out these skills using the robots and other kits in a hands-on way. The High Tech club is open to youth in grades 5-12 only and requires registration. Registration for each meeting will open a few weeks before the meeting takes place. The first meeting is being held on Thursday October 12, 2017 from 6pm-7:30pm. Registration for the first meeting will open on September 1st. We would also like to say a big THANK YOU to the Attleboro Foundation that provided the library with the IPads that will be utilized to connect with many of the tech toys during meetings.

Here are some links to information on the tech toys that may be available during club meetings:

Sphero & Ollie  http://www.sphero.com/sprk-plus

Kano Computer Kit https://youtu.be/tqLeZwvfd_4

Bloxels   http://home.bloxelsbuilder.com/index.html

Happy Atoms  http://happyatoms.com/

Cubelets  http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/

And more! Please note, not all of these toys will be available at every meeting. 

The APL and Sails library system both have great resources for youth interested in technology. Here are some links to some great resources. Click on the links to visit the library catalog to place a hold:

Cover image for Understanding coding with Scratch / Patricia Harris.Understanding Coding with Scratch

Cover image for Understanding coding with Raspberry Pi / Patricia Harris.Understanding Coding with Raspberry Pi

Cover image for The story of coding / by James Floyd Kelly.The Story of Coding 

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