Partnering with libraries to help kids learn how to code

Prenda is empowering public and school libraries to impact youth with coding education, the library way. 

What Prenda Does

Soon, Your Library Could Be Offering:

YOUR NEWEST DIGITAL RESOURCE

Learn-to Code Software

Reach kids at
home

YOUR NEWEST PROGRAM

After-School
Code Clubs

Reach kids in
the library

YOUR NEWEST SPECIAL EVENT

Regular Coding Competitions

Reach kids for summer
and winter reading

Built for Libraries

Engage the Coding in Libraries Movement at the highest level.

With limited expertise, time and resources, offering coding opportunities is not exactly easy.

Prenda has created a solution that is not only easy and impactful, but it’s designed just for libraries. That means everything from our services to the features in our software to the curriculum itself is tailored for library-land. With our help, any library can reach youth with high quality coding education.

Empowering Learners

The Fun & Effective Way to Learn Coding

Story-based

Welcome to Prendapolis! It’s up to YOU to defeat the evil Dr. Lou Gnarr and save the internet!

Self-guided

Coders have freedom to learn whatever is interesting to them!

Project-based

Coder, we need your help to build a real website, video game, app or animation!

Offering Courses In

World-Class Curriculum

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Web

HTML

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Web

CSS

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Games

Scratch

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Scripting, Web, Games

Javascript

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Maker, Scripting

Raspberry Pi

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Maker, Scripting

Makey Makey

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Scripting, Games

Python

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Web, Database

SQL

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Robotics

Ozobot

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Robotics

Sphero

Welcome to Prendapolis

The “Story” Way to Learn How to Code

Story-based learning is powerful. In Prenda, students learn how to code as they fight the evil Dr. Lou Gnarr alongside trusted friends like Snidely Whipright III.

Learning to code has never been more fun! 

Features to Make Librarians' Lives Easier

Any Library Can Provide a Thriving Coding Experience

Training & support for staff

Google Classroom Integration

Detailed usage reporting

Library card authentication

COPPA compliant

Administrator profiles & features

Program management tools

Marketing materials library

Why we do it

We’re imagining a world where libraries lead the coding education movement.

Prepare kids for the jobs of the future

It won’t be long before the kids in your community start getting tech jobs. What if the next Zuckerberg or Gates got their start in your library?

Instill life skills

Imagine the kids in your community learning valuable life skills like problem solving and critical thinking as they learn how to code.

Level the playing field

What if we created a world where girls, minorities, rural kids, and other underserved populations receive access to coding education?

Meet your community’s needs

Parents are desperate for coding education for their kids. It can’t hurt to have a lot of happy parents in your community, can it?

“Prenda is so easy to work with. This has been a great experience, all around.”

Rebecca Meehan, Assistant Director  |  Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA
Kids at a table in code club

Educational Content

The Free Code Club Course

A free training for librarians and teachers who want to run a code club, but feel intimidated. In this online course we’ll teach you the learning model being used around the country to run successful code clubs.