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04 December 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 'after' survey

Here is the link to the short survey for people who have completed Reading Ahead. Please encourage your participants to fill this in as soon as they have finished their reading diary. We can supply a printable version...

04 December 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 evaluation surveys

Here are the evaluation surveys for organisations running Reading Ahead 2018-19. Deadline for completion is 8 July 2019 but take a look well ahead of time so that you know what information we ask you to provide.

22 November 2018

National Prize Draw form for completers

The Reading Agency is offering 11 prizes for completers of Reading Ahead 2018/19 as follows: 1st prize: Bestselling writer Adele Parks, author of 18 Sunday Times bestsellers with a total of more than three million copies sold in the UK, will...

22 November 2018

Prisons and Young Offender Institutions Prize Draw form

The Reading Agency is offering a prize draw for prisons or YOIs where a minimum of 40 offenders have taken part in Reading Ahead 2018/19. The winning organisation will be offered a visit from a top name author courtesy of...

07 November 2018

The Reading Agency booklists for ESOL learners

Here are two booklists compiled as part of the Reading Ahead with ESOL in prisons project funded by The Bell Foundation together with some guidance provided by NATECLA. These are useful for anyone working with young people and adults with...

07 November 2018

Words and Memories: Creative writing by ESOL learners

This collection of writing by prisoners whose first language is not English was produced over the course of six workshops in three UK prisons – HMP Downview, HMP High Down and HMP Thameside – between May and July 2018. ...

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing in prison materials pack

This is a pack of guidance for anyone wanting to run a creative writing workshop with prisoners whose first language is not English. It includes a powerpoint, notes for workshop leaders, guidance for workshop assistants and several handouts for...

07 November 2018

Creative activities for using with Reading Ahead for prisoners with ESOL

These seven documents provide a wide range of activities for using alongside Reading Ahead for prisoners with English as a Second Language or Additional Language. They have been created by David Kendall as part of a project funded by...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

19 September 2018

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

25 April 2018

Using the Reading Hack Website

A simple guide to navigating our young people’s website, www.readinghack.org.uk. This guide includes how to create a profile, join a hack, log volunteering hours, download a skills letter. It can be used by library staff or young people.

15 April 2018

Summer Volunteering Training Toolkit (2018)

Resources to support libraries in training young volunteers during the Summer Reading Challenge and year-round. This pack includes: a training presentation for young people, a training guide for library staff, a guide to using www.readinghack.org.uk a volunteering guide for young people, a sample volunteer agreement form

01 February 2018

World Book Night 2018 empty-middle poster (PDF, A3)

You can edit this poster and use to promote your World Book Night activities; just include details in the middle.

01 February 2018

World Book Night 2018 empty-middle poster (PDF, A4)

You can edit this poster and use to promote your World Book Night activities; just include details in the middle.

01 February 2018

World Book Night 2018 empty-middle poster (Word, A4)

You can edit this poster and use to promote your World Book Night activities; just include details in the middle. Please note, images look tinted as they are within the header area so that you can still type into the...

29 January 2018

Fundraising for Young People's Projects

This guide is full of ideas and advice for generating funds for one-off projects and events. It can be used by young people or library staff.

29 January 2018

Setting up a youth volunteering offer

A guide to starting a youth volunteering offer from scratch, either during the Summer Reading Challenge or year-round. This pack will be useful to libraries that want to start working with young volunteers in a sustainable way. This pack covers the...

26 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 banner

Use this handy banner in emails, on posters or print out to stick on noticeboards to promote your celebrations.

26 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 jackets

An image of all of our 2018 book jackets with our starry background, for use in promotion and online. Can also be used as a Twitter cover.

26 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 jackets header with logo

This image of our 2018 books, including our logo, can be used in emails, on posters, or can be printed out to stick on noticeboards to promote your celebrations.

26 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 general poster (PDF, A3)

Print this poster and stick up on noticeboards, in windows and anywhere else you like to promote World Book Night

26 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 general poster (PDF, A4)

Print this poster and stick up on noticeboards, in windows and anywhere else you like to promote World Book Night

16 January 2018

World Book Night 2018 logo

Download our logo to use on posters, websites and any materials you create to publicise and use at your World Book Night events.

15 January 2018

Reading Hack Evaluation Guide

Evaluation is crucial to help us understand, measure and report the impact that Reading Hack has on young people and delivery partners. Please read this evaluation guide for more information about completing the Reading Hack evaluation surveys. In summary: Participating library authorities...

22 November 2017

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2016-17 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

30 October 2017

The Alphabet of Heart's Desire Podcast

A podcast in which the author gives a fascinating insight into the story behind this new historical novel. A VISITOR CALLS WITH A GIFT AND A MESSAGE FROM THE PAST… In 1802 Thomas de Quincey, a young man from a comfortable...

12 October 2017

Guidance to support reading for pleasure for prisoners with ESOL

This is a document compiled by Jenny Roden and Celine Castelino from NATECLA (National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) to accompany their list of book recommendations for people learning English as a Second or Additional Language...

12 October 2017

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Ideas Pack

Working with DofE volunteers? This pack includes sample volunteer roles, an introduction to the Award and a letter template to help with recruitment

03 October 2017

Boosting achievement with Reading Ahead

Here are five examples of how Reading Ahead has been used with a range of learners in colleges and adult and community learning. These were commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.