Coding programs for kids available at York County libraries

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Girls Who Code is going on at the York County Libraries starting Jan. 20 through March 23, for girls in third through fifth grade. (WYDaily/ File photo)
Girls Who Code is going on at the York County Libraries starting Jan. 20 through March 23, for girls in third through fifth grade. (WYDaily/ File photo)

York County Public Libraries is known for hosting a plethora of free events and activities for the community. This season is no different, it is offering a Girls Who Code program and a boys program, Scratch Coding for Boys, which connects young club members as they learn computer science skills together.

The girls’ program started Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. and will go on for the next nine weeks. Sarah Jordan, the youth services librarian assistant at Tabb Library, will be hosting both the Girls Who Code club and Scratch Coding for Boys virtually using Zoom.

This is Jordan’s second time hosting Girls Who Code, and although registration is full for the girls (slots may open if participants drop out, learn more here), she will also be hosting a five-week version of the program for boys grades 3 through 5.

Two students from her first session are returning to the program because they liked it so much.

“I think it was an outlet for them to socialize and I think they enjoyed it,” Jordan said.

Boys registration opens Jan. 26 and there will be 10 spots available. The five-week boys program for grades 3 through 5 starts Feb. 9.

For more information on the coding programs and other activities offered by York County Libraries, click here.

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