Chatabout Network Day

On 8 October 2010 we held our first Chatabout Network Day which attracted a wide range of people who run reading groups for emergent adult readers - from publishers through to library and college staff.

The morning presentations featured three case studies of reading groups run in different settings - a library, a college and a workplace.

Library: Heckmondwike Chatabout group

College: Encouraging shared reading

Genevieve Clarke's presentation was on how The Reading Agency's is working with unions to help support reading in the workplace. We have published a free booklet with the support of unionlearn to celebrate the success of the scheme and spread good practice for others who are running it. Six Book Challenge at Work: Unions and libraries promote reading is available to download for free from the Six Book Challenge website.

In the afternoon the focus switched to reading materials and how different formats can be used to engage reluctant and emergent readers.

Reading more than books

Reading more than books - games

Community publishing - Our Lives

Join Chatabout and talk about the Network Day with presenters and delegates.


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Genevieve Clarke or Michelle Treagust