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.
"Collaboration with The Reading Agency on the Universal Reading and Health Offers helps deliver high quality library services within communities."
"I love the energy, passion and creativity of The Reading Agency and really value our partnership as we work together to inspire young readers."
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 are a Free Word Founder Member. Free Word works at the meeting point of literature, literacy and free expression, developing local, national and international collaborations that explore the transformative power of words.
Free Word hosts a year-round programme of events inspired by literature, literacy and free expression and also runs the Free Word Centre which is where our office staff are based.
We are a charity whose mission is to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives. We support people at all stages of their reading journey. Because everything changes when we read.