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Tackling life's big challenges through the proven power of reading

Teachers' Reading Challenge

The Teachers' Reading Challenge is an opportunity for school and library staff to expand their knowledge of children's books and develop their understanding of reading for pleasure pedagogy.

Reading Ahead

Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence.

World Book Night

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Find out more about this year's events.

Reading Well

Reading Well enables you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Find out how to get involved here.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends tackles loneliness through the proven power of reading. It aims to connect older people who are isolated, people with dementia and carers.

Reading Groups for Everyone

Reading Groups for Everyone celebrates all the good things that happen when people come together in their communities to share and talk about reading.

Quick Reads

Discover the joy of reading with Quick Reads. Short books and great stories by bestselling authors!