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Lead Libraries

The Ready to Code Collection was created in collaboration with staff from 30 libraries who curated resources, developed content, piloted strategies from the fall of 2017 through summer 2018 in order to support others in becoming Ready to Code.

  • Ak Chin Community Library, Maricopa, AZ - Jeffrey Stoffer
  • Belgrade Community Library, Belgrade, MT - Sarah Creech
  • Belmar Elementary School, Belmar, NJ - Danielle Arnold
  • Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA - Maria McCauley
  • Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA - Toby Greenwalt
  • Charleston Public Library, Charleston, AR - Misty Hawkins & Wes Dean
  • Clarkston Independence District Library, Clarkston, MI - Alexa Lalejini, Connor McNamara, Jamie Klos & Thom Mackie
  • DC Public Library, Washington, District of Columbia - Paula Langsam & Carmen Boston
  • Florida Public Library, Florida, NY - Maria Martinez & Meg Sgombick
  • Georgetown County Library System, Georgetown, SC - Donald Dennis & Stephanie Frey
  • Governor Mifflin School District, Shillington, PA - Kristin Brumbach, Kathleen Murray, Samantha Bolles & Mark Engle
  • Groton Public Library, Groton, CT - Jessica Franco & Emily Sheehan
  • Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX - Mandy Carrico
  • Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT - Tricia George
  • Heritage High School, Newport News, VA - Melanie Toran
  • Homer Public Library, Homer, AK - Claudia Haines
  • Independence Public Library, Independence, KS - Charlene Mitchell & Betsy Fisher
  • Kent County Middle School, Chestertown, MD - Laura Jacob
  • Kenton County Public Library, Covington, KY - Brandon Baldoni, Racheal Wodraska, Jillian Frasher, Faith Mulberry, Chas Smith, Maura Sudkamp, Nicole Frilling, Kari Jones, Burmau Garba, Elizabeth Gieske, Justin Flynn, Marquis McClendon, Faikat Moliki & Ann Schoenenberger
  • Maryvale High School Library, Phoenix, AZ - Jean Kilker
  • McCracken County Public Library, Paducah, KY - Lea Wentworth & Susan Baier
  • Meridian Library District unBound, Meridian, ID - Alex Johnatakis, Todd Cagwin & Jenny Liebig
  • Muskogee Public Library, Muskogee, OK - Jason Gonzales
  • Normal Public Library, Normal, IL - Julia Martin Clark, Randi Sutter, Lyndsey Carney & John Fischer
  • Rochester City School Library System, Rochester, NY - Sarah Ryan, Colleen Sadowski & Julianne Wise
  • Santa Ana Public Library, Santa Ana, CA - Cheryl Eberly & Saidy Valdez
  • Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara, CA - Cassidy Charles, Leon Yen, Hong Lieu & Molly Wetta
  • The Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA - Juan Rubio
  • Waseca Public Library, Waseca, MN - Brianna Bleeker, Matthew White & Stacy Lienemann
  • White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY - Erik Carlson & Austin Olney
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