Queens, New York, library steps forward with Google 'computer science first' kid club
from School Library Journal
The Children's Discovery Center at Queens Central Library in Jamaica, NY, was the setting for the announcement of the Google CS First Computer Club, making its entree into New York City public libraries via 26 locations in Queens County this summer. Additional sites will be announced in the fall. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins; William Floyd, Google's head of external affairs for New York and New Jersey; and Queens Library president and CEO Dennis Walcott each shared their enthusiasm about the new program. The dozen tweens in the room seemed to be even bigger fans. They dove into the demonstration, many of them laughing and raising their hands to ask questions of (or offer answers to) the instructor, Debra LoCastro.
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