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Public libraries offering the language of the future

Public libraries offering the language of the future

Public Libraries across New Zealand are teaching coding and strategy to young people. Wellington, Hutt City, Porirua, Nelson and Gisborne libraries are next. From January, they’ll be offering workshops for young people, their teachers and interested adults to come along to their local library and learn about online game coding and strategy for free.
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"My Library By Right":

  • 14/12/2015 10:15:00 PM
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UK's Chartered Insititute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) launch key campaign to protect public libraries. We've posted this article as it's a significant insight into the plight of public libraries in the UK and of the advocacy being undertaken there to remind government of the key role libraries play.
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