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Children learn computer coding skills in Dodge Center


While some kids in our area are relaxing in the sun this summer, others are learning valuable computer skills.

The Dodge Center Public Library is offering free coding lessons this summer in a weekly Code Club.

Students are working with computer languages called Scratch and Python to build their own computer games.

The lessons are geared toward children from about eight to 14 years old.

The library's director, Ingvild Herfindahl, teaches the program.

She compares writing commands in computer code to building with Lego blocks, and says it's not too early to start learning those skills.

"They do wonderful things," Herfindahl said. "It's great to see all the creativity they have. They start with a framework for a project that I give them and then they just let their imaginations go and everybody comes up with something different."

There are two more sessions of Code Camp left, on the last two Thursdays of July at 3 p.m. 

You don't need to have been to previous lessons to attend.

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