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
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.
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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...