Joliet Public Library has launched several programs for students grade 5-12 in conjunction with Project Next Generation (PNG) grant. The Joliet Public Library was awarded the PNG grant in September by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to empower and educate students about the latest technology through positive role models and library based group projects.

The Ottawa Street Branch’s Youth Services Department is hosting creative learning sessions such as coding, textiles, and illuminated circuits.

The Digital Media Studio, on the Lower Level of the Ottawa Street Branch, will be offering programs such as the development and launch of a streaming channel for video games, virtual reality technology programming, printing a robot kit in 3D, and video interviewing Illinois Veterans, which will allow serious students to operate a camera and learn lighting, audio, graphics and editing, as well as interviewing skills.

The PNG programs are free and open to all students grades 5-12. See age requirements when you register. For more information about the PNG grant or these programs stop by the Youth Services Department or Digital Media Studio at the Ottawa Street Branch.




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