Girls Who Code is a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in the computer science industry.

The Des Plaines library is happy to host this club that encourages young girls to explore the foundations of programming through projects and collaborative work.


Join Girls Who Code

6th through 12th grade girls are welcome! 

Register now



  • What is Girls Who Code? This national nonprofit aids girls across the country in their pursuit of knowledge in the field of computer science. Girls are taught the strong fundamentals behind programming - loops, variables, conditions, and functions. They are encouraged to use coding to tackle issues relevant in their community. Throughout this time together, members of this club form a bond of sisterhood, connected through their shared interest in this discipline.
  • Where does this take place? - Des Plaines Public Library; 1501 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016
  • When does it happen? - Tuesdays from 4-5:45 p.m
  • How much does it cost? - Free of charge!
  • How do I qualify to join? -  Just be in grades 6 -12.

Our 2019 - 2020 club starts September 24.   Sign Up HERE.

A typical day!

Our 2018-2019 Club is over for the summer.  Please contact  Cathy Friedman for information about joining us in the fall dor the 2018-2019 session.