The Pickerington Public Library last month rolled out a new online instructional service that teaches users everything from how to build websites and mobile apps, to writing web code.

The Pickerington Public Library last month rolled out a new online instructional service that teaches users everything from how to build websites and mobile apps, to writing web code.

Treehouse, a comprehensive resource that helps students and adults learn technology skills, now is available through the Pickerington Public Library.

Anyone with a Pickerington Public Library card now can create an account with Treehouse, which provides online classes and videos about how to build websites and web apps, create iPhone and Android apps and learn coding languages.

"We were looking for new resources to integrate into our electronic catalog," said Amanda Fensch, the library's adult services manager.

"We didn't have anything that was technology-based."

Fensch said the Pickerington Public Library is the only library in Ohio to offer Treehouse.

It features more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges to help members learn more about technology or become job ready in the Information Age.

"It starts with how to build your own Web page ... and goes all the way up to writing code," Fensch said. "There's a lot of beginning, intermediate and advanced learning tools.

"It's a dynamic learning environment for anyone wanting to figure this out," she said.

Once someone creates a membership account, Fensch said patrons can use Treehouse resources for free at the library, at their homes or through their mobile devices.

"We thought this was a great tool," she said. "You can use it at your own pace.

"They focus on teaching technology skills, which are really important today. Even people who want to start their own business and build their own website can use this."