SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The number of qualified computer programmers to meet the growing career opportunities in the field is falling significantly short especially in New Jersey. The number of women joining this exploding field is low. In order to attract more females into the field, schools and libraries across the nation are offering classes and programs to get young girls interesting in coding. The Spotswood Public Library is hosting a Girls Who Code Club beginning on Monday, January 13 at 4 p.m.

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization designed to help close this burgeoning gap in technology. Participants will learn all about time management, teamwork, communication and coding through a mixture of non-technology based logical thinking activities and behind-the-screen, hands-on coding. The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

The program is geared toward girls in third through sixth grade. Participants can bring their own laptop or use one of the library's. Registration is required and can be done online at the Spotswood Public Library website, by calling the library at 732-251-1515 or by stopping by the library's circulation desk.

The Spotswood Public Library is located at 548 Main Street.