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14 May 2019

Side-splitting stories for children booklist - picture books

This month we have created a booklist of our favourite side-splitting stories that will have children laughing loudly! There are plenty of chapters that’ll make them chortle and sentences that will have you in stitches. Here are 12 of our absolute...

14 May 2019

Reading Friends welcome guide for one-to-one participants

A brief information sheet to give to Reading Friends participants receiving one-to-one visits.

14 May 2019

Reading Friends 'why volunteer?' information sheet

A quick information sheet highlighting the benefits of volunteering with Reading Friends.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends demographic survey

Survey to give to all Reading Friends volunteers and participants when they join the project

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for participants at the end of project)

Surveys to give to Reading Friends participants when the project comes to an end.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for participants joining project)

Surveys to give to new Reading Friends participants when they join the project.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for volunteers at end of project)

Surveys to give to Reading Friends volunteers at the end of their time volunteering with the project.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for volunteers just starting)

Surveys to give to Reading Friends volunteers when they start volunteering with you.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for one-off activities)

Surveys to evaluate the impact of one-off Reading Friends activities.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey one-off tool (Arabic)

Arabic translation of Reading Friends evaluation surveys for one-off activities.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation monitoring form

Use this form to easily calculate how many people attended your sessions. It also lets our external evaluators know the kind of activities taking place.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends volunteer agreement template

Template that clearly sets out expectations and boundaries for volunteers. Can include local information.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends project plan

Keep your Reading Friends project on track day-to-day with this editable plan for your key milestones.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends project starter checklist

A handy checklist of things you’ll need to consider when setting up a new Reading Friends project.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends group session tips

Hints and tips for running a great Reading Friends session.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends volunteer diary

An A5 booklet to capture and reflect on experiences as a Reading Friends volunteer.

10 May 2019

Side-splitting Stories

This month we’re bringing you chapters to make you chortle and sentences that will have you in stitches. Including novels, essays and poetry, these books will have you laughing all day long.

08 May 2019

Space Chase A4 poster: England

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019!

08 May 2019

Space Chase A4 poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019!

08 May 2019

Space Chase A4 poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019!

08 May 2019

Space Chase A3 promotional poster: England

Promote Space Chase with this colourful A3 poster. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

08 May 2019

Space Chase A3 promotional poster: Scotland

Promote Space Chase with this colourful A3 poster. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

08 May 2019

Space Chase A3 promotional poster: Wales

Promote Space Chase with this colourful A3 poster. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

08 May 2019

"Ask Me About" Space Chase badges

Download these badges for library staff and volunteers. They can be printed on to self-adhesive paper or added to blanks and badge holders. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries...

08 May 2019

The Handmaid's Tale Reading Guide

A reading guide to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of...

08 May 2019

National Reading Group Day 2019 - logo

This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on Saturday 15 June, the start of Independent Book Week. We have a downloadable logo that you can use on your materials. Just click on the link below to download.

08 May 2019

National Reading Group Day 2019 - poster

This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on Saturday 15 June, the start of Independent Book Week. We have a downloadable poster that you can use in your library. Just click on the link below to download.

07 May 2019

The Silence of the Girls Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

Ordinary People Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for Ordinary People by Diana Evans, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

The Sister, the Serial Killer Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.