Robots that dance and complete mazes!

The COVID-19 pandemic has put libraries nationwide in uncharted territory. We miss our customers, we miss interacting with them, and we miss hosting programs that educate and inspire.

We've created this blog series, Stories from Before, chronicling the stories of customers who ♥ all the Library offers, be it Storytime or Summer Reading, Books By Mail, English Language Classes, and much more. We hope these uplifting stories can help us all get through these challenging times and think about a brighter future.

"Coding is today's language of creativity. All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead of consumers of computer science." - Maria Klawe

In July 2019, the Southern Arizona S.Y.STEM Coalition hosted a 5-day summer camp at Joel D. Valdez Main Library. At this fun, hands-on robotics camp, students learned the basics of electrical engineering, mechanical design, and coding. The robots they built and programmed could dance and complete a maze! 

Do you know a young learner interested in coding? We've got the books to help!

Code Like A Girl

How to Be A Coder

Coding With Scratch


Get Coding 2!

Coding for Kids Python

A Beginner's Guide to Coding

Help your Kids With Computer Coding