SUMMIT, NJ - Students in grades 3 and above who want to learn to code can visit the Summit Library this fall when a free eight-week 'Scratch Programming Workshop' takes place. Beginning September 4 and running through October 23 on eight consecutive Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. nightly, the workshops will be taught by instructors from Chatham-based T in STEM Education, an educational company that offers technology-related programs for elementary and middle school aged students.

The 'Scratch Programming Workshop' will teach students the basics and allow participants to develop and practice logical and analytical approaches to solving technical problems. The program, which will see students build one program or game each of the eight weeks, is designed to build a foundation for students interested in math, engineering, or programming or spark an interest in these growing fields.

Students will have fun, gain confidence, and feel a sense of accomplishment after each two-hour class.

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'Scratch' is a block-based visual programming language, developed by the MIT Media Lab, specifically for teaching children the basics of programming using an engaging and visual approach.  It has been translated into over 70 languages and is used throughout the world.

To register for the workshop, call the Library at 908-273-0350, ext. 825, or visit summitlibrary.org and click on the the Event Calendar tab.