Digifest returns to Norfolk libraries in February

Digifest, which aims to inspire the next generation of coders and creators, is back for another year.

Throughout the whole of February there will be lots of events taking place across the library service for children aged four to 14. Some events are one-off specials, such as a Lego Stop-Motion event, and the chance to use the Codeapillar or a Coding Critter to start learning about programming. There will also be a chance to have a taster session of the Code Club.

The free workshops will run throughout the month and hope to spark an interest in technology among Norfolk’s youngest residents.

Digifest works within Norfolk County Council’s Digital Inclusion Strategy and helps young people with the use of creative digital technologies, aiming to inspire them to pursue a career in a digital industry.

Alongside Digifest, Norfolk Libraries offer a whole host of digital initiatives for all ages, including:

• A suite of apps, such as Press Reader, which allows you to read digital versions of magazines and newspapers, and Libby, which lets you borrow digital copies of books
• Digital Health Hubs which give people 1:1 support to get access to online health services
• The National Databank which provides adults in need with 6-months of free data via a SIM card
• A team of Digital Champions who help people, usually 1:1, to improve their computer skills
• Code Clubs and Robotics Clubs

Explore events taking place across Norfolk libraries throughout Digifest here.

(Source: NCC)