Get Reading, Get Coding!

Woodridge Library

Get Reading, Get Coding!

And Get Ready for Girls Who Code at Woodridge

Girls Who Code is an organization founded by Reshma Saurani with the mission of closing the gender gap in technology. Since 2012, Girls Who Code has worked with schools, libraries and other public institutions to bring coding to girls in all 50 states, and several US territories. And now - Woodridge gets to be a part of it!

Open to all interested children in Grades 3rd-5th, here are some books to get you and your child acquainted with the world of coding before or after our first meeting on Wednesday, March 6:

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, by Reshma Saujani
You'll definitely be seeing lots of this book at our program, and it's full of great coding tips and real-life stories of girls and women using coding to make our world great!

The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code #1), by Stacia Deutsch
The first book in a fun fiction series that incorporates stories of friendship, fitting in at school and a diverse group of girls solving problems with coding!

Star Wars Coding Projects, by Jon Woodcock
Combining two library favorites, Star Wars and the program Scratch (which we'll be using a lot at Girls Who Code), this awesome book shows you step-by-step how to create cool animations and games.

The Story of Coding, by James Floyd Kelly
This history of computer programming is full of fun facts, descriptions of different coding languages, parent tips, and notable people in coding history like Ada Lovelace!