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

Resources

13 January 2016

Case Study: ESOL Reading Group (Deepcut)

The reading group started in April 2011 and comprises of 10 learners, all of whom are ESOL learners. Six are military guards, two are wives of German military personnel seconded to the British Army, one is a Tunisian army chef...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Starbucks Readers, Essex Libraries/Braintree Library.

The group is made up of 1 man and 12 women in their late 30s and over 70s and is run flexibly, where members can join or leave at any time. Members come from a broad range of countries eg...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Blackburn with Darwen library and information service

The first meeting of the Reading Club was attended by eight adult learners from a range of classes run in the community by the Neighbourhood Learning Team. All the participants attend adult literacy classes but were keen to read more...

17 December 2015

Public Library & Other Stories by Ali Smith - Competition Image for Twitter

Public Library & Other Stories Competition Image for Twitter In the run up to National Libraries Day, and to celebrate the publication of Public Library and Other Stories by the great and talented Ali Smith, Penguin and The Reading Agency invite...

17 December 2015

Public Library & Other Stories by Ali Smith - Competition Image for Facebook

Public Library & Other Stories Competition Image for Facebook In the run up to National Libraries Day, and to celebrate the publication of Public Library and Other Stories by the great and talented Ali Smith, Penguin and The Reading Agency invite...

17 December 2015

Public Library & Other Stories by Ali Smith - Competition Image for Instagram

Public Library & Other Stories competition image for Instagram In the run up to National Libraries Day, and to celebrate the publication of Public Library and Other Stories by the great and talented Ali Smith, Penguin and The Reading Agency invite...

29 October 2015

Books for emergent readers

Our Find a Read database contains hundreds of books from mainstream and specialist publishers that have been assessed for readability. Also attached here is a list of publishers, their websites and the levels they cater for.

27 October 2015

Reading Ahead case studies and tips

Please use these links to see a range of examples of how Reading Ahead is run in different settings and the impact it has on individual participants.

20 October 2015

Read Anytime Anywhere

Download this new booklet from UNISON’s Inclusive Learning Project packed with ideas about how to run Reading Ahead in workplaces.

11 August 2015

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia - health professionals reading list

This is a list of useful reading for health and social care professionals and students. The titles came to the attention of the selection panel while developing Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia, which recommends helpful reading for people...

12 June 2015

How to start a reading group

Here are some tips we’ve collected from experts on how to start a reading group. Remember to check Reading Groups for Everyone for the latest news and offers. 1. The ideal group size is between eight and ten, this is...

14 May 2015

Interactiver prescriber leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works,...

14 April 2015

Overview of the 20 books for 2015 - Reading Well Mood-boosting Books

We’ve worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to involve people who have been affected by cancer in selecting Mood-boosting Books. This guide provides detailed information about each of the titles, including available formats, publisher and publication date.

19 March 2015

National Reading Group Day 2015 logo

This year National Reading Group Day takes place on Saturday 20 June. Download the logo to join in the celebrations.

01 February 2015

Book list - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A list of the 25 Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia titles.

30 January 2015

Prescriber leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This leaflet provides health professionals with information about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia, including: Who is it for? How does it work? Who can recommend books? Why use the scheme? Why are public libraries important? Available resources Hard-copy versions of the leaflet can also...

25 January 2015

Prescriber handbook - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A guide to the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme for health professionals.

25 January 2015

Health professionals FAQ - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Answers to health professionals’ frequently asked questions about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia.

23 January 2015

Evidence base - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

An overview of the evidence base for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia, examining the need, policy framework and value of the scheme and public libraries.

23 January 2015

Making the most of your book - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This guide, prepared by Dr Deirdre Bonner, provides an introduction to the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme, and how to make the most of the books.

21 January 2015

Commissioning guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This document provides information about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia. It includes case studies showing how libraries can work with public health to deliver the scheme.

21 January 2015

Plasma screen artwork - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Artwork promoting the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia, which can be used on plasma screens in libraries and GP surgeries.

21 January 2015

Interactive user leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works, resources available in...

21 January 2015

Overview of the books - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A detailed overview of the titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.

21 January 2015

Recommended reading form - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This form can be used by health professionals to recommend titles from the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia list.

20 October 2014

Reading groups for blind and partially sighted people

Anyone should be able to join or set up a reading group whether blind, partially sighted or sighted. Here a few helpful tips from RNIB to consider. Venue Location is key – if difficult to access or find it may mean a...

20 October 2014

Running a reading group event

Sarah Davis, reader development coordinator at Greenwich libraries gives us her top tips for running an author event: For the last three years part of my role as the reader development coordinator for Greenwich libraries is to organise as well...

30 September 2014

Format availability - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A list of titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions and which formats they are available in.

30 September 2014

Overview of the books - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A detailed overview of the 30 titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.

30 September 2014

Branding guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

This document provides visual guidelines and the key descriptor and message for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions scheme.