Code Club for Small & Rural Public Libraries Application
Apply to be a part of the IMLS grant "Code Club for Small & Rural Libraries."

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The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software, and ongoing coaching and support. 50 libraries will be selected to participate in this grant.

A code club is an informal program that takes place at a library where kids ages 8-18 learn computer programming skills. Teaching kids computer programming skills can dramatically impact your community by providing kids with 21st century career opportunities and instilling a valuable set of life skills, like computational thinking and problem solving.

With Prenda's help, code club does not require any coding knowledge to run. It does, however, require:
- Computers (laptops or desktops)
- High-speed internet
- A space in the library
- Library staff/volunteer to facilitate

To be eligible for this grant you must qualify as a "small or rural public library."
- Small = any public library with a service area of 15,000 or less
- Rural = any public library more than 25 miles from an ‘urbanized area’ (as defined by the US Census)
- Or be a member of ARSL

This project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is administered by the North Dakota State Library, in collaboration with Prenda. (IMLS Grant information:

Application due date is July 16, 2018. Selections will be made for a fall and spring recipients by August 1, 2018.

Preview a PDF of this application here: Note, all final applications must be submitted through this form.

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