Girls Who Code! is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology by equipping girls with the computing skills necessary to pursue 21st century career opportunities.
Founded in 2012 by Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code now reaches more than 50,000 girls in computer science education programs, with over 1500 clubs across America. Girls who Code has also launched a 13 book series with Penguin Random House, including fiction and nonfiction titles.
The Springfield Free Public Library will host a weekly Girls Who Code Club in the Youth Services Department, to be facilitated by Children’s Librarian Brianne Mintz. The club will teach participants how to code using Scratch, an online coding community, and the official Girls Who Code manual. Space is limited to 20 participants in grades 3-5; participants are required to commit to each weekly session.
The club will launch Monday, October 7th at 7:00 PM, and continue on the following dates: October 21st, October 28th, November 4th, November 18th, concluding on November 25th.
For more information, please call Brianne Mintz at (973) 376-4930, ext. 232. Please be aware we no longer accept voicemail as a valid form of registration. You will need to speak to a librarian to register for a program.