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03 July 2018

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - Reading Group Guide

Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband’s awkward cousin for...

18 June 2018

LGBT History Month

For LGBT History Month, we’ve selected some fantastic books for everyone to read.

07 June 2018

The Songs by Charles Elton Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide to the new novel from the bestselling author of Mr Toppit, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

05 June 2018

Adaptable PowerPoint presentation - Reading Well for mental health

An adaptable PowerPoint presentation for commissioning Reading Well for mental health.

05 June 2018

Booklist and format availability - Reading Well for mental health

A list of titles on the Reading Well for mental health booklist and which formats they are available in.

05 June 2018

Commissioning guide - Reading Well for mental health

This document provides information about Reading Well for mental health for health commissioners. It includes case studies showing how libraries can work with public health to deliver the scheme.

05 June 2018

Health professional letter template - Reading Well for mental health

A template letter library staff can send to health professionals to establish partnerships to deliver Reading Well for mental health.

05 June 2018

Interactive prescriber leaflet - Reading Well for mental health

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well for mental health. 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 local...

05 June 2018

Book selection framework - Reading Well for mental health

The book selection framework for the new Reading Well for mental health list, launching in June 2018.

05 June 2018

Book selection protocol - Reading Well for mental health

A guide to the selection protocol for the 2018 Reading Well for mental health booklist.

05 June 2018

Background information - Reading Well for mental health

Background information to the Reading Well for mental health scheme.

05 June 2018

Health Information Week 2018 ideas postcard

Ideas for promoting Health Information Week 2018 from Health Education England.

05 June 2018

Summary brochure - Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021

A summary brochure of the government’s Libraries Taskforce report on public libraries. Libraries Deliver: Ambition sets out the government’s and Taskforce’s vision for, and commitment to, public libraries in England and provides a focus for joint action. The full report is available...

16 May 2018

Children's University Learning Destination Poster

The Summer Reading Challenge is a nationally validated learning activity and libraries are recognised Learning Destinations. Download this official Children’s University Learning Destination poster to display in your library.

16 May 2018

Children's University

Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.

09 May 2018

2016/17 evaluation infographic

Infographic showing the results of the 2016/17 evaluation of Reading Well

09 May 2018

Universal Health Offer Infographic

Adaptable infographic detailing the work of the Libraries Connected Universal Health Offer. Powerpoint document.

02 May 2018

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

A Reading Group Guide for The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya. About The Girl Who Smiled Beads “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.” Clemantine Wamariya was...

01 May 2018

My Sister by Joanna Young - Teacher's Notes

My Sister This stunning picture book shows the special relationship that exists between two sisters. Soft, beautiful illustrations and simple text make this the perfect bedtime read. AGE : 2 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s Notes for some excellent guidance on how...

01 May 2018

How Many Dinosaurs Deep? by Ben Kitchin and Vicky Fieldhouse - Teacher's Notes

How Many Dinosaurs Deep? Jim is not quite sure that he’s ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear? AGE : 3 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s...

25 April 2018

Reading Well delivery model

Guidelines for sites to deliver Reading Well, including information about book selection.

25 April 2018

Toolkit for setting up local health partnerships

A toolkit with template documents useful for building local health partnerships.

17 April 2018

Dementia Action Week 2018: a library toolkit

A toolkit for libraries containing ideas for events, displays and activities for Dementia Action Week 2018.

01 April 2018

The Wonderling by Mira Bartók - Discussion guide

The Wonderling In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks...

23 February 2018

Man Booker Prize - list of winners

The Golden Man Booker Prize will mark the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize. This special one-off award will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and...

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...

22 November 2017

How to Organise a Read Aloud Party

A Read Aloud party is a fantastic alternative to a book group and is perfect for friends or a group of people new to each other. You might want to organise one in your library or promote it to members...

23 October 2017

Competition Terms & Conditions

Here are the Terms and Conditions for all competitions advertised on Reading Groups for Everyone.

18 October 2017

Invitation to tender - Reading Well design

Invitation to tender for the 2018 revision of the adult mental health book list.