Coding, poetry clubs meeting at SPL

Girls Who Code and Poetry clubs will meet this month at Swanton Public Library.

Girls (and boys) in grades 3-5 are invited to attend meetings of Girls Who Code, a free after-school club. Attendees will learn the beginning steps of building code by reading and discussing the Girls Who Code book and by completing thematically-related challenges.

There will be activities for kids with zero to some computer science experience, so everyone is welcome.

The next meetings for grades 3-5 is from 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays, May 18 and 25.

Girls (and boys) in grades 6-12 are also invited to attend meetings of Girls Who Code for their age group. The next meeting for grades 6-12 are from 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays, May 23.

Attendees will build character and coding skills as they learn, plan, build, and celebrate together to create a project they care about. We will have activities for kids with zero computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts, so everyone is welcome.

Visit to learn more about the Girls Who Code movement.

Register for this free program by visiting the library, calling 419-826-2760, or signing up online at

Poetry Club

Those in grades 6-12 who love poetry – new or old, free form, sonnets, or haikus – can come to the Swanton Public Library from 7-8 p.m. on Thursdays, May 9 and 23. Attendees can discuss famous poetry, and can perform their own poetry for the group.

For more information, visit our website at Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.