The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society, which is one of the many reasons the Burlington County Library is proud to offer the Scratch program on selected Youth Services computers throughout the system! When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Here is one we created to help you get acquainted with what the program is capable of!

Scratch also lets you share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Where can you use Scratch?

The County Library has the Scratch program installed on all Teen Zone computers, but you can use Scratch from anywhere! Start a project in the library, then continue it from home!

Scratch makes it easy to work on your projects when and where you want to! If you need help, attend one of our Digital Basics sessions to learn about Scratch and other programs that you can use to create and share!

When you've finished a project, make sure to share it with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Sample Projects

Line (created by RHY3756547)

Navigate through 5 interlaced levels with your Nostalgic Interlaced Guy, who is able to jump very high, run very fast and change his direction in mid air. No enemies, no moving platforms. An incredibly simple and yet difficult game.

Harry is about to take you on an interplanetary adventure! Use the arrow keys to move Harry and press the spacebar to interact with other people/objects.

Airport! (created by Ro555)

Land the planes on the correct runways- the color of the incoming plane indicates its runway. The planes will fly into the airfield at different speeds. To land a plane, drag a path to the runway. The faster you draw the path, the faster the plane will follow it. Don't crash!

Sound Bounce (created by Ro555)

Every time a ball bounces on a platform, it makes a different sound. Add up to 10 platforms and make a cool tune!

Blob 4 (created by UltraJordan)

Simple platforming game when you control a blob jumping through and over a series of obstacles!

More Scratch Creations