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Resources

10 October 2021

Reading Friends Project Toolkit for England

Click here for the Toolkit It contains practical information about how to get going, what is involved in local delivery, and how to maintain a safe and effective project. Use your Reading Agency Passport Account to access through the link...

30 July 2021

Wilderville Area Cards

Learn more about each area of Wilderville with these information cards from WWF. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

19 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Book Talk Prompts Cards

These book discussion prompts can be used to help children talk about their Summer Reading Challenge books with library staff, volunteers, teachers or at home. Adjust your print menu settings to print multiple cards on one page. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

07 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Welsh Book Collection

The Books Council of Wales have curated a list of Welsh language books to reflect the Wild World Heroes theme, as extra inspiration for Welsh speaking participants in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Visit your local library to borrow books...

21 June 2021

Taking Part in Wild World Heroes: One Page Guide

This guide explains both the physical and digital versions of the Summer Reading Challenge and the different ways children can take part.

28 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Training Presentation

Train your library staff and volunteers and set goals for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with this presentation. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a...

24 May 2021

School Assembly PPT presentation - Reading Well for children Wales CYM

A Welsh language adaptable PowerPoint presentation on Reading Well for children/Darllen yn Well i blant for library staff/teachers to deliver in school assemblies.

20 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Assembly Presentations

These presentations can be shared in class or on remote learning platforms to introduce the Wild World Heroes to pupils. There are two presentations available. One presentation is designed to be customised and has a slide where users can add in local...

19 May 2021

Wish You Were Dead: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

Saving the Day: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Baby Is Mine: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

How to be a Woman: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Motive: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Skylight: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

04 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Core Pack Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Wild World Heroes Reading Challenge Core Pack poster and stickers. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their...

17 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Login Guide

A guide to using the resources page and accessing materials. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

14 April 2021

Library staff social prescribing toolkit

A toolkit has been created to help library staff develop their social prescribing offer. It includes an overview of social prescribing, and guidance on working with partners and Link Workers locally. This toolkit will be published in April 2021.

14 April 2021

Reading Well Staff Training Presentation

This presentation can be used to train staff on the Reading Well programme and library health offer.

14 April 2021

Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support workplace wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Student Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support student wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Library Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support library staff wellbeing in the workplace through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Library Toolkit

A library toolkit to use for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May. - Ideas to support libraries to deliver activities and campaigns around mental health, wellbeing, nature and the environment. - Template social media copy to help you spread the...

26 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Dynamics

This resource contains tips about managing group dynamics, challenging conversations and scenarios in a Reading Friends session.

25 March 2021

Reading Friends Presentation for Partners

Share this Powerpoint presentation with partners to explain the Key Principles of Reading Friends and what activities you’re running.

17 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for New and Prospective Parents

This resource contains tips for running Reading Friends with new and prospective parents, important things to consider, and the types of reading materials you could include. Use this resource when planning and delivering a Reading Friends session with new mums,...

02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips to prepare for, set up and deliver Reading Friends sessions using group phone calls. This resource has advice on different conference call platforms you could use, ideas on how to structure a group phone call session...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training

Click here for our short videos for Reading Befrienders (for those leading/supporting sessions). There are five altogether that you can access using the link below (Vimeo). You can also read the PDFs – they are accessible as separate resources. Please...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 1

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 1. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 2

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 2. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 3

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 3. You can read this information instead of watching the video.