Colleges and public libraries around the country are making final plans for the Six Book Challenge 2013.
Southend Libraries, pictured here, recently launched the scheme for next year with their key partner Southend Adult Community College. On the day, library staff were joined by Stephen Lay, Principal of the College, along with tutors, volunteers and learners who had all previously completed the Six Book Challenge.
Simon Wallace, Library Community & Diversity Team Manager, said "It's a fantastically simple scheme and it really can turn things around for learners. The Six Book Challenge can provide a real confidence boost to people's reading skills and also be really enjoyable at the same time."
It's great to hear about college libraries linking with tutors to introduce students to the Six Book Challenge and weave it into course delivery. Several colleges which piloted the scheme successfully this year have now got more ambitious plans for 2013. Jo Turner, Learning and Community Adviser at Barnet and Southgate College, reports: "We aim to extend our project participation to all of our campuses and relevant partners and of course to increase our completers!" Anna Mitchell, Learning Resources Manager at Ashton Sixth Form College, says: "After a success pilot of the scheme last academic year, we are planning on expanding and running the scheme to all ESOL and literacy classes."
If you've got plans to launch the Six Book Challenge in your college, public or prison library or place of work, we'd love to hear from you and see your photos. Contact Genevieve Clarke.
Get in touch if you'd like to take part in the Six Book Challenge, we'll put you in touch with an organisation in your area who is running it.
If you are interested in running the Six Book Challenge visit our resources page.