What would it be like to enter a library and be teleported to ancient Greece and chat with Pythagoras; or be received by interactive robots that answer our queries; or have the ability to create and print 3D objects, while recycling plastic filaments with a bicycle, after walking on an interactive floor?
Well, all these questions are a reality: Generation Code born at the Library
Demonstrating that libraries play a key role in building non-formal learning in our societies, an IFLA delegation led by its Secretary General Gerald Leitner participated in the last EU Code Week, a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. This year’s theme is “Smart Cities, Smart Citizens, Smart Libraries”.
But, ¿What is Generation Code? Is the interactive exhibition showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU: Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Denmark, Ireland are just a few of the countries involved in this exhibition. Representatives of the European Commission, Senior Managers of the technological companies and representatives of MEP Library Group were present for their inauguration.
We welcome all these initiatives that serve to demonstrate that libraries are leading the world of new communication skills.