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09 October 2017

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero - Teachers' guide

The Dollmaker of Krakow A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom. One night a little...

20 September 2017

Toolkit: World Mental Health Day 2017

A toolkit for libraries with ideas for events, displays and activities for World Mental Health Day 2017.

11 September 2017

Chatterbooks FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions and answers about Chatterbooks Children’s Reading Clubs.

23 August 2017

Keeping Young People Engaged

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

31 July 2017

FAQs - Reading Well for long term conditions

Answers to library staff frequently asked questions about Reading Well for long term conditions, including: general information, launch support, library involvement and digital resources.

22 July 2017

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood - discussion questions

An unnamed defendant is accused of murder. Before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and gives his own defence. His barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or...

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...

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.

28 June 2017

Background information - Reading Well for long term conditions

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

16 June 2017

Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment

Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment June 2015

10 June 2017

How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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.

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Tana French

Tana French is the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place and The Trespasser. Her books have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller,...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to scriptwriting when her career was cut short following an...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. Kate has twice been nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger and has also been nominated for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year. Kate has...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - James Oswald

James Oswald is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series of crime novels. The first six, Natural Causes, The Book of Souls, The Hangman’s Song, Dead Man’s Bones, Prayer for the Dead and The Damage Done are...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the multiple award winning author of The American Boy, his No. 1 bestselling historical novel, which was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice. He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - C.J. Sansom

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he completed a BA and then a PhD in History. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer....

03 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week 2017 - local press release

Local press release for libraries to use to raise awareness of events and activity around Dementia Awareness Week 2017.

02 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week toolkit 2017

A collection of ideas for events, displays and social media activity for libraries to use around Dementia Awareness Day 2017.

02 May 2017

Reading Well for long term conditions book selection framework

The book selection framework for the new Reading Well for long-term conditions list, launching in July 2017.

13 April 2017

Developing volunteering roles for young people

A guide to creating volunteer roles with young people, plus role descriptions to adapt for summer volunteers; year-round volunteers; older or more experienced volunteers and volunteers who can’t get to the library easily.

29 March 2017

Raising Staff Awareness

Materials and advice to help you raise awareness of young volunteers and Reading Hack in your authority. This pack includes: the Reading Hack guide, staff leaflets and posters, tips for sharing young people’s work with staff and key stakeholders

23 March 2017

FAQs for Health Libraries

Frequently Asked Questions for health libraries delivering Reading Well Books on Prescription. Including information on working alongside public libraries, signing up to the Reading Well newsletter, and providing support for health professionals.

20 February 2017

World Book Day 2017 Toolkit

Are you wondering how you can support World Book Day 2017? This Toolkit has been designed so that authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians and booksellers can join in with #WorldBookDay20. There are loads of ideas, such as how you could use social...

07 February 2017

CWA 2017 Longlist - Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway is the bestselling author of eight crime novels, five featuring Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin and three in the DS Lucy Black series. In addition to being shortlisted for a CWA Dagger and the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel...

07 February 2017

CWA 2017 Longlist - Chris Ewan

Born in Taunton in 1976, Chris Ewan now lives in Somerset with his wife, Jo, and their daughter. Safe House, his first stand-alone thriller, was a number one bestseller in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime...

07 February 2017

CWA 2017 Longlist - Alison Bruce

Alison Bruce is a crime novelist and creator of the Cambridge-based Gary Goodhew series. Her seventh novel is Cambridge Black. She has also written two factual crime books and a number of short stories. Alison is an RLF Fellow at ARU...

16 December 2016

Call out for submissions - Reading Well for long term conditions

FOR PUBLISHERS the call out for submissions for the Reading Well for long term conditions list to be launched in July 2017.