We act as a catalyst, bringing together partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors to spread the power of reading. They help us open up more equal chances for people to become readers.
Our programmes run in 4200 libraries, and go out to reach readers through schools, prisons, colleges, workplaces and museums.
We have a uniquely close partnership with public libraries because of their vital role in creating equal access to reading. Arts Council England fund us to help libraries develop their reading services.
These partnerships mean our reading programmes for adults, young people and children are delivered in partnership with every UK local authority.
'The Reading Agency has been responsible for more innovation and practical support for improving library services than any other national body.'
Our book world partners
We are revolutionising the way libraries and publishers work together to bring author events and reading promotions to every kind of community. We lead a scheme bringing together 40 leading publishers and the entire UK public library network. This is underpinned by a strategic partnership with the Publishers Association.
'The role of The Reading Agency has been absolutely transforming.'
We run creative programmes, which help people feel inspired and confident about reading. Reading can help take you out of unemployment, into education, connect you to your community, raise your spirits and fire your imagination. Because everything changes when we read.