The Reading Agency's mission is to "inspire more people to read more." We are the UK's leading development agency specialising in actively promoting reading through libraries, founded on the principle that reading changes people's life chances. We recognise that access to reading is not equal for everyone and works to redress the balance by helping libraries modernise their reading service and make more of an impact, particularly aiming to reach people who would not normally use the library service.
The Reading Agency reaches readers through partnerships with every local authority, broadcasters, publishers, workplaces, schools, prisons and youth services.
We have developed five creative tools to encourage reading and change lives. These are - challenges, reading groups, author contacts, promotions and volunteering.