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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...

11 December 2017

Reading Well for young people consultation

Reading Well for young people initial health experts consultation paper

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...

23 October 2017

Willy Vlautin, Don’t Skip Out on Me Discussion Points

Exploring the fringes of contemporary America, Don’t Skip Out on Me is an extraordinary work of compassion – a novel about the need for human connection and understanding – and essential reading, now more than ever. Here are some discussion points.

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

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.

27 September 2017

Quick Reads 2018 poster

Use this downloadable poster to promote the brilliant list of Quick Reads titles for 2018.

26 September 2017

Travel Booklist

The book loving team at The Reading Agency has put together a list of their favourite travel books.

08 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 prison advocacy leaflet

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.

30 August 2017

World Book Night 2017 Programme Review

In 2017 we launched our renewed, targeted model for the programme. The headline findings of our programme review are positive about the impact the new, more targeted model for World Book Night has in encouraging people to read. The findings...

23 August 2017

Keeping Young People Engaged

A guide to keeping young people involved in the library after summer volunteering

02 August 2017

Women in Translation booklist

August is Women in Translation Month. Only a tiny fraction of fiction published in English is translated, and only about a quarter of that translated fiction was originally written by women. For some reason, fiction in translation by women remains...

24 July 2017

Podcasts for Book Lovers

We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes....

04 July 2017

Branding guidelines - Reading Well for long term conditions

This document provides visual guidelines and the key descriptor and message for the Reading Well for long term conditions scheme.

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...

30 June 2017

Overview of the books - Reading Well for long term conditions

A detailed overview of the titles on the Reading Well for long term conditions list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.

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.

29 June 2017

Animated gif - Reading Well for long term conditions

Reading Well for long term conditions animated GIF. Perfect to use on social media.

29 June 2017

Image bank - Reading Well for long term conditions

A collection of photos that can be used on local library and health websites to promote the Reading Well for long term conditions.

28 June 2017

Book jacket composite - Reading Well for long term conditions

A shareable composite image of the covers of the long term conditions booklist.

28 June 2017

Booklist and format availability - Reading Well for long term conditions

A list of titles on the Reading Well for long term conditions and which formats they are available in.

28 June 2017

Background information - Reading Well for long term conditions

Background information to the Reading Well for long term conditions scheme.

23 June 2017

Adult mental health book jacket composite

A shareable composite image of the covers of the adult mental health booklist

24 May 2017

Adaptable powerpoint presentation - Reading Well for Young People

An adaptable powerpoint presentation for commissioning Reading Well for young people.

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.

15 May 2017

Volunteering Resources: Wales

Welsh translations of our most popular resources, including: a volunteering guide for young people, an empty belly poster, a volunteering certificate, publicity postcards advocacy card on the benefits of volunteering