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17 May 2019

Space Chase Schools Pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019! The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays in libraries throughout the UK. Developed by charity The Reading Agency, in partnership with the UK public...

17 May 2019

Space Chase colour in activity sheet

Use this colour in activity sheet to send children home with a personalised Summer Reading Challenge invitation.

17 May 2019

Space Chase templates for school newsletters

These helpful templates can be added to school newsletters sent home to families, or displayed on your school website. Use the text provided or fill the frame with your own message to encourage families to visit the library and sign their...

17 May 2019

Space Chase A3 Events Poster

This A3 events poster has an empty middle and is perfect for announcing your Space Chase news and activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local...

17 May 2019

Space Chase A3 Events Poster: Wales

This bilingual A3 events poster has an empty middle and is perfect for announcing your Space Chase news and activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their...

16 May 2019

HarperCollins Spring Storytime Packs

HarperCollins Children’s Books are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a gorgeous pack of picture books and activities for little ones featuring eggs, bunnies and tadpoles from an array of amazing picture book creators! Follow Tad, the littlest almost-a-frog in the...

15 May 2019

Space Chase template letter to schools

This template letter can be customised to suit your local needs when writing to schools about taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries...

15 May 2019

Space Chase Assembly Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to talk about Space Chase in school assemblies to encourage pupils (and families) to take part. Key information and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint. Customise the slides to include launch...

15 May 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering Poster

Promote summer volunteering opportunities in your library with this colourful promotional poster. This download includes English and Welsh bilingual posters. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local...

14 May 2019

David Walliams Chatterbooks Pack

Since the publication of his first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake, David Walliams has celebrated more than ten years of unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 30 million copies, and his...

14 May 2019

Side-splitting stories for children booklist - middle grade 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 15 of our absolute...

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 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.