Code Club

What is Code Club?

The aim of Code Club is to inspire the next generation to get excited about computer science and digital making.

To do this, they support a nationwide network of volunteers public libraries and educators who run free coding clubs for children to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.

What kind of things can I code?

Library staff and our Code Club volunteers will help you learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources.

The easy to follow step-by-step guides help you learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python. These projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow you to build your knowledge incrementally.

Children leave Code Club with a set of skills, that will be useful to them in their future hobbies, schooling or career including:

  • Programming and computational thinking
  • Problem solving and communication
  • Collaboration and sharing
  • Planning and designing
  • Reflecting and improving

Code Clubs are also lots of fun!

Where and when are the Code Club sessions?

Code Club sessions currently run in the following libraries:

Keyworth Library Every Thursday, 4pm - 5pm (Term time only) *FULLY BOOKED*
Mansfield Central Library Every Friday 4.15pm - 5.15pm (8 week course). Starts 5 October *FULLY BOOKED*
New course starting Friday 4 January, 4.15pm - 5.15pm (8 week course)
Newark Library Every Saturday, 10am - 11am *FULLY BOOKED*
Ollerton Library Every Saturday, 10am - 11am. ( 8 September to 13 October)
Ruddington Library Every Thursday 4pm - 5pm (Term time only) *FULLY BOOKED*
Sutton-in-Ashfield Library Every Wednesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm (6 week course). Start dates: 12 September and 7 November
West Bridgford Library Every Monday, 4pm - 5pm *FULLY BOOKED*
Worksop Library Every Monday, 3.45pm - 4.45pm (Term time only). Starts 17 September

Who can come to the sessions?

Everyone aged between 9 and 13 is welcome to come to Code Club - although if there are lots of children wanting to join our clubs, we may need to create a waiting list.

Do I need my own computer?

No. Computers will be available for all sessions.

How much does it cost?

The sessions are free!

Do I need to book to attend?

Yes, booking is strongly advised. Please contact individual libraries for further booking details.