Everything changes when you read.

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

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.

Illustrated navy coins falling.

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

Four icons of people. One of them is white, while the other three are navy.

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

How to draw Tails - Marvellous Makers

Learn how to draw Tails the cheeky squirrel! Download this activity from our brilliant Summer Reading Challenge 2024 illustrator, Natelle Quek. Pencils at the ready...…


A photo of legs sticking up into the air from behind a children

Library Facts

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

A photo of an Asian man reading a small child a book. There are bookshelves behind them.

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

Join our mailing list

Get our newsletters to stay up to date with programme news, resources, news and more.

Back to Top