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29 May 2020

Reading Ahead for prisons during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead in prison settings responding to the current lockdown during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteer Training

Access the volunteer training modules. Access Training (Login required)

20 May 2020

Reading Friends How to Set Up Your Volunteers on Online Training

We’ve changed the look of this resource to make it friendlier. You can continue to use the older version if that’s easier for you! Please let us know your feedback.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Evaluation Monitoring form

Use this form to capture the numbers of telephone Reading Friends sessions.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Reading Befriending

This resource contains tips for having reading-related discussions over the phone. Please read before starting your calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Befriending

This resource contains tips and considerations for Reading Friends over the phone. Please read through before starting your befriending calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Ahead during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead despite closures of public libraries, colleges and workplaces during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.

14 May 2020

The Dinoteks - Reading Notes and Activities

The Dinoteks by NS Blackman is a beautifully illustrated chapter book for young readers and an excellent read aloud story for families and teachers to share. It is proven to encourage reading for pleasure in both reluctant and enthusiastic readers. The...

13 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: Mental Health Awareness Week toolkit 2020

A toolkit for Welsh libraries containing Reading Well-related online and social media activity around Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May). Also contains information about the upcoming BBC mental health awareness campaign, and shareable social media cards with quotes from...

13 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: Website library copy

User-facing copy to promote Reading Well Books on Prescription on library websites.

12 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: User quote cards

Shareable images containing quotes from people who have benefited from the Reading Well Books on Prescription titles. For use on websites and social media to visually promote the impact of the programme.

12 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: library toolkit

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well-related online and social media activity around Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May). Also contains information about the PHE Every Mind Matters campaign and BBC mental health awareness campaign.

12 May 2020

Social media cards - User quotes

Shareable images containing quotes from adults, children, young people and health professionals who have benefited from the Reading Well books. For use on websites and social media to visually promote the impact of the programme.

11 May 2020

Reading Well library website copy

Copy for use on library websites to promote the Reading Well programme to library users.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends executive summary 2019-2019

Read a summary of our evaluation report 2018-2019.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends Impact report 2018-2019

Find out how Reading Friends has been tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

06 May 2020

Reading Ahead 2019-20: Organisation Feedback

Please use the link below to access the organisation feedback survey for Reading Ahead. We want to hear from you about your experiences of delivering Reading Ahead, so we can report on the scale and impact of the programme. Please note:...

06 May 2020

Reading Friends VE Day Resource Pack

Useful links and activity ideas to celebrate VE Day’s 75th anniversary over the bank holiday weekend.

06 May 2020

Reading Ahead 2019-20: Have Your Say

We hope you have enjoyed taking part in Reading Ahead 2019-20. For a chance to win a £25 shopping voucher, please tell us about your Reading Ahead experience by answering the quick and easy questions in the survey below. Thank...

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

29 April 2020

Penned By A Prisoner Daily Writing Challenge (days 21-30)

Resources for days 21 – 30 of the Penned By A Prisoner daily writing challenge created by HMP Brixton. Tweet #PennedByAPrisoner to share writing. Some of the challenges are in collaboration with PACT, a charity that support prisoners and their families...

17 April 2020

A reading group guide to The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author – the perfect book to read with your book club or reading group ‘ Just downright brilliant… a transcendent, transporting experience ’ Observer A motherless girl grows up in isolated luxury, hidden from...

17 April 2020

On Chapel Sands - reading group guide

Waterstones Book of the Month for April 2020 A deeply moving story of family and community that is striking and unforgettable, On Chapel Sands is part-true crime narrative, part-investigation into the subjectivity of memory and part-witness to a vanishing provincial way...

17 April 2020

Boys and Kids Who Dare to be Different - activity packs, audio extracts and journal

Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different is a beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different...

17 April 2020

Activity Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night at home and online. Whether you wanted to get involved on your own, or are part of an organisation this guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration...

17 April 2020

Organisations Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night at home and online. Whether you wanted to get involved on your own, or are part of an organisation this guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration...

17 April 2020

Library Toolkit

Find out how your library can celebrate World Book Night. This includes tips on using the booklist, running your own events, and working with your local community. This guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration of...

17 April 2020

Bookshop Toolkit

Find out how your bookshop can celebrate World Book Night. This includes tips on using the booklist, running your own events, and working with your local community. This guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration of...

17 April 2020

World Book Night 2020 logo - blue text

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