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05 June 2019

Changemaker Reads

To celebrate National Reading Group Day on 15 June, we asked reading groups which books inspire them to change the world. Tackling themes of identity, discrimination and equality, these are some of the books that make you want to make...

22 April 2019

Summer Volunteering Recruitment Toolkit

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools, key stakeholders and across the library service a volunteer recruitment guide a promotional poster with space to add local...

27 March 2019

March 2019 Young People's booklist - All the World's a Stage

Today is World Theatre Day so we have created a booklist of some of our favourite books for young people that were adapted into a theatre production, tv show or film. We have selected six books for young people to read...

19 March 2019

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...

16 March 2019

World Book Night 2019 logo

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

08 March 2019

International Women's Day 2019

This International Women’s Day we have come up with a list of twelve books that we hope express a small section of the enormous range of challenges faced by women across the world in the 21st century. Let us know...

28 February 2019

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...

28 February 2019

Summer Volunteering Training Toolkit

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

05 February 2019

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, and download a skills letter. It can be used by library staff or young people.

04 February 2019

Get involved in Reading Well - schools, colleges & universities

A document containing information on how to run Reading Well in school, college and university settings.

20 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 jackets

An image of all of our 2019 book jackets with our starry background, for use in promotion and online. Can also be used as a Twitter cover.

19 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 general poster (PDF, A3)

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

19 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 general poster (PDF, A4)

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

08 January 2019

January 2019 Young People's booklist - Epic Tales (Myths and legends)

Our January Young People’s booklist – Myths and Legends This month we have been thinking about myths and legends and modern retellings of these stories. We have selected six books for young people which include three novels, two graphic novels and...

01 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 empty-middle poster (PDF, A3)

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

01 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 empty-middle poster (PDF, A4)

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

01 January 2019

World Book Night 2019 empty-middle poster (Word, A4)

You can edit this poster and use it 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...

26 December 2018

World Book Night 2019 banner

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

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.

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.

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...