S.T.E.A.M. Zone

S.T.E.A.M. Zone – Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths with Waterford Libraries & Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre.


Spotlight on Coding

As part of our spotlight on coding, we are delighted to present a series of Coding Workshop videos from Rob O’Connor, lecturer in the Department of Computing & Mathematics at Waterford Institute of Technology and also CoderDojo Mentor. The videos were originally produced for Cruinniú na nÓg and are reproduced with kind permission.


Video 1 – Hour of Code 

Video 2 – Hour of Code & How Computers Work

Video 3 – Introduction to Coding with Scratch

Video 4 – Coding with Scratch Part 1

Video 5 – Coding with Scratch Part 2



Find out about more Dewey Decimal Code


Write Your Name in Binary Code!

Click on the image below to download the Write Your Name in Binary Code pdf!

Link to Write Your Name in Binary Code pdf

Useful Links to Coding Resources

Hour of Code





Build Waterford!

Put your creative, engineering and building skills to the test and see if you can help us to Build Waterford!

Waterford Libraries in partnership with the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre are delighted to announce Build Waterford, an exciting new project to showcase and celebrate our local areas and encourage creativity.

To get involved all you need to do is re-create your favourite Waterford Location, Landmark or Locality using Recycled Materials, Lego, modelling clay or even digitally using Minecraft! Then send a photograph of the finished creation along with a short description, including what it’s made with and the reason for choosing to build it to us by email at: lboyle@waterfordcouncil.ie

A selection of entries received will be featured in a specially commissioned video, on our social media channels and on our website as an exhibition in the new S.T.E.A.M. Zone area on waterfordlibraries.ie during March 2021.

Closing date for project entries is now  Friday 19th February 2021.

The Build Waterford Project is open to young people aged 18 and under. Parental permission must be included with all entries.

For more information please contact Lorraine Boyle at: lboyle@waterfordcouncil.ie

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