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 and educators who run free coding clubs for children to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.
  • An enthusiastic volunteer teams up with a community venue like a school or library to run an after school club for children using specially created Code Club resources.

What kind of things can I code?

  • Code Club volunteers come to the library and 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, meaning there‚Äôs also no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.

Where and when are the Code Club sessions?

  • We have joined the UK Code Club network and Central Library runs sessions upstairs at Central Library on Mondays between 4-5pm.
  • The Code Club sessions usually run in 6-week blocks during term times although some blocks are adjusted to suit holiday dates.

Planned sessions:

  • 16 September 2024 to 21 October 2024

When did Code Club start?

  • We first started Code Club at Central Library in January 2017.

Who can come to the sessions?

  • Everyone aged between 9 and 13 is welcome to come to Code Club. There are many children wanting to join the club and we operate a waiting list if spaces are not immediately available.
  • Parents are encouraged to remain in the library while their children are at any of the Code Club sessions. 

Do I need my own computer?

  • We have access to a limited number of public PCs on the first floor at Central Library but it is easier for the children if they bring their own laptops and use the free Wi-Fi (tablets are not suitable for the sessions).

How much does it cost?

  • The sessions are free although voluntary donations are appreciated.

Who runs the Code Club?

  • Milton Keynes Central Library is the venue and Code Club volunteers come along to run the sessions.
  • We are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering to help with Code Clubs.
  • Visit the volunteering web page for more information.

Who can I talk to about Code Club?

How do I sign up?

  • We often have a long list of children wanting to join the Code Club and operate a waiting list.
  • If you're interested in attending, please complete the online registration form and we'll contact you as soon as there is availability.

Milton Keynes City Council Libraries contact information

Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3HL