NORTH Yorkshire libraries has 400 BBC micro:bits (pocket-sized codeable computers) for children to borrow to improve digital skills.

All 420 were donated by Micro:bit Educational Foundation and can be used for creations, from games to robots to musical instruments.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “These further support the valuable work all our libraries do in assisting the development of digital skills in our communities. Many of our libraries already run successful computer coding clubs and the micro:bits offer all North Yorkshire children free access to learn how to code, create and have fun."