Reading offer from libraries
Recently we have been thinking about how technology is changing reading, and how we might harness the power and popularity of gaming to inspire more people to read more. See our report
Despite tough financial times, we have to find ways to keep developing public libraries. The public demand for libraries' reading groups, author events and other reading activities is growing. We're working with the Society of Chief Librarians on plans to combat the effect of cuts and to keep up the momentum of the new look, lively reading service. See Reading Groups for Everyone
National Reading Offer
"This age of austerity will end; we have to think about the future. Let's not implement cuts in a way that ends up with a uniformly grey, dull offer to the public, without any real social impact. We must hang on to the sparkle in the new look reading service we're creating. The new strategy we're proposing is about us all putting our collective energy into a few really big things to keep the sparkle going." Tony Durcan, Chair of the Books and Reading Group, Society of Chief Librarians
We are working with the Society of Chief Librarians on a new shared reading offer to the public. This approach is intended to help libraries work together more effectively to ensure the public benefit from a high quality local reading service.
Read the briefing paper extract for more information.