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.
13 October 2017
Reading Well consultation document adult mental health 2018
Reading Well Books on Prescription for adult common mental health conditions 2018 health sector consultation.
12 October 2017
Guidance to support reading for pleasure for prisoners with ESOL
This is a document compiled by Jenny Roden and Celine Castelino from NATECLA (National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) to accompany their list of book recommendations for people learning English as a Second or Additional Language...
12 October 2017
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Ideas Pack
Working with DofE volunteers? This pack includes sample volunteer roles, an introduction to the Award and a letter template to help with recruitment
11 October 2017
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club - Host a Polar Bear Explorers' Book Club
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club is a gorgeously imaginative and snowy middle grade fantasy adventure combining the magic of Peter Pan, the chaos of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the thrilling icy adventure of Northern...
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.
08 September 2017
Reading Ahead 2017-18 prison advocacy leaflet
Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.
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...