The Springfield Free Public Library presents Girls Who Code!, 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.

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 ten participants in grades 3-5; participants are required to commit to each weekly session. The first FIVE particpants will also receive a free copy of Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World.  The club launches on Monday, January 7th at 6:30 PM, and will then meet on the following dates: January 14th, January 28th, February 4th and February 11th. Each session will last 45 minutes.

For more information, please call Brianne Mintz at (973) 376 4930, ext. 232, or visit our website at sfplnj.org