Providing a space for young women to learn more about computer science, the Reading Public Library’s Girls Who Code club is being offered for the third year in a row. Partnering with the international Girls Who Code organization, the Library’s club provides an opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models to learn computer science.
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. To date, the organization has reached over 185 thousand girls in all 50 states and across several countries.
The Library’s club is offered free of charge and meets weekly October-May for two hours. Participation is through enrollment only and spaces are limited. Online applications are accepted September 3-17. To learn more and apply, visit the Library’s website https://www.readingpl.org/?page_id=5167