Everything changes when you read.

We’re a UK charity with a mission to empower people of all ages to read.

The Reading Agency

Reading for pleasure and empowerment makes us more aware and informed. It helps us grow our imaginations. It makes us more empathetic and understanding of other people and cultures. It supports our health and wellbeing. It increases our ability to learn new skills. It helps us to communicate our ideas more effectively. It opens doors. It brings joy.

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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

Featured booklist: Quick Reads 2024

Photos of key materials: Marvellous Makers

At the link below, you will be able to download photos of key Marvellous Makers materials. These photos can be used in your promotional materials…

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Greenwild by Pari Thomson - digital pack

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Greenwild, beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. Daisy Thistledown has escaped from boarding school and has a mystery to…

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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.

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