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Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. It’s leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Reading Public Library is excited to offer a Girls Who Code Club at the library during the school year.

What is it?

The library’s Girls Who Code Club is a free program to teach girls in 6th-12th grades computer programming and coding, stimulate interest in the STEM field and careers, and build useful skills and confidence. To learn more about the curriculum, visit the Girls Who Code Clubs page. The club meets weekly for 2 hours during the school year.

Who can join?

Girls in grades 6 through 12 are welcome in the club. The club has limited spaces and acceptance will be based on a lottery if there are more applicants than spaces. Preference is given to Reading residents. As a condition of acceptance, girls are expected to attend 80% of meetings during the school year. Please do not apply if you are unable to attend regularly.

When will the program start? How often does it meet, etc.?

We have not yet determined the start date or day of the week our Girls Who Code Club will meet for the 2017-2018 school year.  In general, the club meets weekly for 2 hours during the school year.

An Information Session for those wanting to learn more will be held Wednesday, September 13 @ 7:00-8:00 pm. Click here to learn more about it. Following the information session, an open period for online applications will be begin. Applications will be accepted September 13 to September 27. Participants will be selected by lottery if more apply than spaces available.

Do I need to bring anything, have coding experience, etc.?

No! All instruction is provided for free, laptops will be provided, and all levels of coding experience are welcome! Want to learn more about coding in your own time? Check out our Coding Resources for Teens.

Who are the instructors?

Instructor biographies will be posted as soon as we have confirmed placement.

Questions? Want to learn more?

Please direct questions about Reading Public Library’s Girls Who Code Club to Renee or Susan (Teen Services Librarians) at rdgteen(at)noblenet.org or call 781-942-6703.