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Welcome to the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library's coding club page!
Here you'll find coding challenges, resources, future events, and updates.
Vidcode allows users to create custom images and videos, while providing an accessible introduction to coding.
2. Click on create account
3. Join the ERCPL’s Coding Section by entering the code: take ten fast beds
Hour of Code is a free online resource that allows learners of all ages to experiment with coding in various languages or using drag and drop tools like Scratch.
Visit Hour of Code at
Find regularly updated coding challenges from the ERCPL on this very page!
Create your very own Flappy Bird game with Hour of Code!
1. Go to: https://code.org/hourofcode/flappy
2. Create an account and login to save your work.
3. Follow the instructions to code your own Flappy Bird game!
4. As always…have fun!!!
June begins the ERCPL's "Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program. Since all of our programming this summer will be animal themed, we thought some of your programming could be too!
To kick things off, we've selected a game from Grok and Hour of Code to provide an introduction to coding with Python.
In "The Dark Tunnel", you'll create a simple game using Python where you have to make your way through a . . . dark tunnel.
This activity is designed for beginners, but if you'd like to learn more about Python check out the tutorials here:
Learn about AI (Artificial Intelligence), machine learning, training data, and bias, while exploring ethical issues and how AI can be used to address world problems.
This tutorial will guide you through how humans contribute to machine learning while presenting environmental issues.
If you're interested in training actual computers with machine learning, there are many citizen scientist projects you can enroll in. Scistarter is a great resource for finding projects:
You can even help scientists learn about marine animals from landlocked West Virginia with the Invader ID project from Zooniverse. Visit Zooniverse to learn more:
May is "Grow Your Mind Month" at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, so this month's coding challenge is about growing your coding skills with a garden themed activity.
Grid Garden is an Hour of Code challenge that let's you learn about CSS while tending your virtual garden. Activity suggested for students in grade 6 and up.
What is CSS?
CSS stands for "Cascading Style Sheets." It is a computer language used to style html documents by describing how html elements should be displayed.
Still have questions?
Check out the w3schools free tutorial:
The ERCPL is providing another "Grow Your Mind" challenge for advanced learners! Draw a Landscape is a Tynker challenge that allow you to draw a landscape using Python's pen drawing feature. Try it here:
If you're taking on this challenge, you probably already know that Python is a programming language. If you want to learn about Python check out this free tutorial: