11 September 2019
The Wilbur & Niso Smith Adventure Writing resources
The Reading Agency has been working with The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation to promote adventure writing. These resources are mainly targeted at students in further education and sixth form colleges who may also be taking part in Reading Ahead....
09 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Registration Form
Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return that we require by July 2020.
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead best practice and participant case studies 2019
Please use this link to see our best practice case studies from practitioners around the country. If you’re looking for some inspiration or to illustrate the impact of your work, we also have participant case studies with new readers sharing...
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Advocacy Leaflet for Prisons
Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.
03 May 2019
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Reading Friends photo consent form
Consent forms for any images you take of Reading Friends activities.
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...
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.
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...
17 July 2018
Reading Well Wales: Welsh-language user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia
Welsh-language user leaflet for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme. The leaflet provides information about how the scheme works, resources available in your local library and the full list of titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription...
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...
23 October 2017
Competition Terms & Conditions
Here are the Terms and Conditions for all competitions advertised on Reading Groups for Everyone.
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
23 August 2017
Keeping Young People Engaged
A guide to keeping young people involved in the library after summer volunteering
04 July 2017
Interactive prescriber leaflet - Reading Well for long term conditions
A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well for long term conditions. 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 your...
29 June 2017
Commissioning guide - Reading Well for long term conditions
This document provides information about Reading Well for long term conditions for health commissioners. It includes case studies showing how libraries can work with public health to deliver the scheme.
28 June 2017
Background information - Reading Well for long term conditions
Background information to the Reading Well for long term conditions scheme.
24 May 2017
Health Professional Template Letter
A template letter library staff can send to health professionals to establish partnerships to deliver any of the four schemes.
24 May 2017
Reading Well Books on Prescription - Library Staff Handbook
A practical handbook for library staff covering all the Reading Well schemes.
03 May 2017
Dementia Awareness Week 2017 - local press release
Local press release for libraries to use to raise awareness of events and activity around Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
02 May 2017
Dementia Awareness Week toolkit 2017
A collection of ideas for events, displays and social media activity for libraries to use around Dementia Awareness Day 2017.
02 May 2017
Reading Well for long term conditions book selection framework
The book selection framework for the new Reading Well for long-term conditions list, launching in July 2017.
13 April 2017
Developing volunteering roles for young people
A guide to creating volunteer roles with young people, plus role descriptions to adapt for summer volunteers; year-round volunteers; older or more experienced volunteers and volunteers who can’t get to the library easily.
29 March 2017
Raising Staff Awareness
Materials and advice to help you raise awareness of young volunteers and Reading Hack in your authority. This pack includes: the Reading Hack guide, staff leaflets and posters, tips for sharing young people’s work with staff and key stakeholders
23 March 2017
FAQs for Health Libraries
Frequently Asked Questions for health libraries delivering Reading Well Books on Prescription. Including information on working alongside public libraries, signing up to the Reading Well newsletter, and providing support for health professionals.
16 December 2016
Call out for submissions - Reading Well for long term conditions
FOR PUBLISHERS the call out for submissions for the Reading Well for long term conditions list to be launched in July 2017.