Everything changes when you read.

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The Reading Agency

Join us this summer for Marvellous Makers and discover the joy of reading. Free to take part at your local public library or online.

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£81 billion a year in lost earnings and welfare spending due to low levels of literacy.

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1 in 4 children don’t reach the expected level of reading by the age of 11

Marvellous Makers Digital participation updates

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Marvellous Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2024 Please read the guidance notes for more information on…

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Library Facts

Explore key facts about libraries, including the numbers of libraries, the demographics of library users and the outcomes of using libraries.

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Reading Facts

We want to create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. Explore UK-wide reading statistics and facts.

The Reading Agency

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