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.
17 November 2016
How to promote year-round volunteering
This guide is to help you promote year-round volunteering in libraries in a way that won’t impact on existing staff responsibilities. It includes example volunteer roles, and information on how to work with and support young volunteers.
03 November 2016
The latest Chatterbooks Newsletter. This November newsletter celebrates National Non-Fiction November.
31 October 2016
Get to know the Dewey Decimal Classification system
A brief PowerPoint slide show to help you understand how the Dewey Decimal Classification system works in your library
17 October 2016
Reading Well Books on Prescription booklet for GPs
A booklet produced and written by the National Association of Primary Care that provides GPs with information about Reading Well Books on Prescription. It outlines the evidence-base for bibliotherapy as a model of treatment, how this model fits with the...
19 September 2016
Chatterbooks Week Press Release Template
This pack is designed to help you promote your Chatterbooks Week activities locally. It includes a press release template and a social media guide.
16 September 2016
How-To: Run a reverse book club
The Crisis Skylight and World Book Night Book Club, run by The Reading Agency, meets once a week in London. The book club runs in a ‘reverse’ format, with no member expected to have read the book before coming to the...
15 September 2016
Reading Hack does #LoveToRead
Reading Hack does #LoveToRead is a way of getting young people into their local library in the two weeks leading up to the BBC #LoveToRead weekend. This toolkit has everything you need to get young people into your library from...
25 August 2016
World Mental Health Day Toolkit 2016
A collection of ideas for events, displays and social media activity for libraries to use around World Mental Health Day 2016.
11 August 2016
Format availability - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia
A list of titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia and which formats they are available in.
10 August 2016
Reading Well for young people - recommended reading form
Reading Well for young people provides book-based support young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This interactive leaflet provides information about the scheme for GPs and other mental health professionals, such as psychological wellbeing practitioners, counsellors and therapists. This is a shortened version...
05 August 2016
Example Reading Hack Website Survey
An example of the survey that young people will be asked to complete when they sign up to the Reading Hack website. For reference only – please do not pass this on the Reading Hack volunteers.
04 August 2016
Reading Hack Seminar Notes
Notes from Reading Hack seminars in York and London (June 2016), including advice for overcoming common challenges and feedback on how The Reading Agency can support Reading Hack libraries.
04 August 2016
Reading Hack Seminar Presentation
This is the presentation from the two Reading Hack seminars in York and London in June 2016. Includes information on how other libraries are using Reading Hack and how you can work with young volunteers during the BBC #LoveToRead weekend in...
14 July 2016
A copy of the Chatterbooks annual survey 2015-16 for information only. To complete the survey, click on the link below.
08 July 2016
The Silent Cry by Cathy Glass - Reading group questions
This is the sixteenth fostering memoir by the inspirational foster carer Cathy Glass, giving a real insight into the world of foster care and the heart-breaking and moving stories she encounters along the way. The Silent Cry is the true story...
08 July 2016
The Past by Tessa Hadley - Reading guide
Four siblings meet up in their grandparents’ old house for three long, hot summer weeks. But under the idyllic surface lie shattering tensions. Roland has come with his new wife, and his sisters don’t like her. Fran has brought her children,...
07 July 2016
You can find out the latest about Chatterbooks by taking a look at our August newsletter.
24 May 2016
The Impact of Chatterbooks on Children’s Reading Enjoyment, Behaviours and Attitudes - Executive Summary
Executive Summary of the evaluation report by Clémence Pabion and Christina Clark, National Literacy Trust. The report looks at the impact of Chatterbooks on children’s reading enjoyment, behaviour and attitudes, relating to our Department for Education funded project to establish...
24 May 2016
The Impact of Chatterbooks on Children’s Reading Enjoyment, Behaviours and Attitudes
Evaluation report by Clémence Pabion and Christina Clark, National Literacy Trust. The report looks at the impact of Chatterbooks on children’s reading enjoyment, behaviour and attitudes, relating to our Department for Education funded project to establish KS2 book clubs...
19 May 2016
Year 3 Library Membership Report
Report on the Year 3 Library Membership element of the KS2 Book Clubs and Library Membership project, funded by the Department for Education.
17 May 2016
Downloadable resources and the Reading Hack brand
The Reading Hack brand The Reading Hack visual mark has been developed and designed in close collaboration with young people from all over the United Kingdom. It has always been our aim that young people feel a strong sense of ownership...