The SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library and the Montbello ideaLAB are free digital media labs with special hours for teens ages 12-19 (adults and kids have their own hours, too).


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Featured Events

Girls Who Code

Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Central Library, Floor 4 SM Energy ideaLAB
Ages 12-19

Girls Who Code is an afterschool program for girls in middle school and high school to learn computer science in a collaborative, engaging, and intensive manner, working with women who work in technology fields. We'll be learning Python, exploring robotics and microcontrollers, and all kinds of other awesomeness - all in an all-female environment.

If you have questions about the program please contact us at

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DevCamp at Denver Public Library

DevCamp is a summer camp on web development for teens ages 12-19 offered by the ideaLAB at Denver Public Library. It's a chance to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, working side-by-side with professionals in the field. Over six days, teens learn the basics of front-end web development, work side-by-side with professional web developers, and listen to guest speakers.

Learn more and see the sites that were developed by teens.


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Project Cards

Learn how to create awesome stuff! These project ideas are a great way to earn badges, too:

Art & Design Project Cards
Electronics Project Cards
Game Design Project Cards
Music Project Cards
Video Project Cards
Web Design Project Cards

Teen-Created Projects

Contribute your ideaLAB project!