Free kids coding classes now at Lasswade!

Midlothian Libraries are now offering youngsters aged eight and over coding classes at Lasswade Library.

Learn digital skills

This class offers young people the opportunity to learn a wide variety of digital skills in a fun environment. Coding is basically computer programming and once you learn how to code, you can use it to create games, music, film, animation and websites.

Future workforce

Programming and associated digital skills are forecast by government to be in increasingly high demand in the job market. Code clubs therefore aim to inspire children and young people, who are the future workforce, to get creative with computers.

Clubs in all libraries

Midlothian libraries have been some of the first in Scotland to run code clubs. Lasswade Library joins Danderhall, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Mayfield and Loanhead libraries in running these sessions. In addition a code club is also supported at Rosewell community centre. These sessions are FREE and run by library staff and volunteers.

Sessions details:

Dalkeith Library: Thursdays 4.00-5.00pm

Danderhall Library: Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm

Gorebridge Library: Fridays 3.00-4.00pm

Lasswade Library: Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm

Loanhead Library: Fridays 3.00-4.00pm

Mayfield Library: Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm

Newtongrange Library: Fridays 2.30-3.30pm

Penicuik Library: Fridays fortnightly 3.30-4.30pm

Find out more

To find out about coding sessions at your local library for your child or to volunteer to help run the classes, contact Christopher Godfree-Morrell, Service Development Leader on 0131 663 2083 or email


13 Mar 2018