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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...

13 April 2021

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph - Discussion Guide

Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism in The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. As a former “token Black kid”, he now presents himself as the friend...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. This resource contains JPEG files suitable for print materials. PNG files suitable for websites and items requiring a transparent background are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have read the...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: PNG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. This resource contains PNG files suitable for use on websites and items requiring a transparent background. JPEG files suitable for print materials are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have...

08 April 2021

The Strawberry Thief Reading Group Guide

If you are reading The Strawberry Thief as part of a reading group, here are some questions and resources to help get you started created by the author Joanne Harris. Warning: questions may contain spoilers!

08 April 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session Plan: Clothes

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of clothes could look like.

08 April 2021

Fing by David Walliams - Digital Activity Pack

Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem… What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything...

06 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage Telephone Befriending

Editable Reading Friends landscape promotional posters for digital screens, with images showing phone calls and telephone befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to...

06 April 2021

Reading Friends 'Not Quite Nice' session plan

Ideas for a Reading Friends session based on Celia Imrie’s novel, ‘Not Quite Nice’. This session plan includes a synopsis and questions to be used as conversation starters.

01 April 2021

April 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Books to Make You Smile

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with...

01 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage

Editable Reading Friends landscape posters for digital screens, with images showing video calls. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

01 April 2021

Read, Talk, Share animated video

One minute animated video on the Read, Talk, Share campaign, tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

31 March 2021

Tips for Writing a Review!

Read our tips on how to write a great review, other readers will be interested to hear your thoughts!

31 March 2021

World Book Night Prison Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night in your prison. This guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration of reading.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Guidance to using Reading Friends evaluation surveys.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Befriender Survey

Use this Reading Friends evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Befrienders.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for 11-17 year olds.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Participant Survey

Use this evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Friends participants.

29 March 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session Plan: Gardens

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of gardens could look like.

29 March 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session Plan: Holidays

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of holidays could look like.

26 March 2021

Andersen Press Easter Holiday Fun - activity pack

Andersen Press are continuing their commitment to supporting children and families who will be spending a lot of time at home over the Easter holidays, with a new activity pack featuring resources inspired by new titles. The pack is free...

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 Well GP digital pack

Downloadable resources to support Reading Well in GP surgeries.

25 March 2021

The latest Quick Reads!

Quick Reads are short books written by bestselling authors. If you’re new to reading, struggle to find the time for longer books or want to try out some new authors – Quick Reads are the answer! These six titles were...

25 March 2021

Wild World Heroes Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021....

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.