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02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips for setting up and delivering Reading Friends group phone calls.

23 February 2021

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie reading guide

Use this reading guide for Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie to compliment your reading group discussion. About Not Quite Nice Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children,...

23 February 2021

Piranesi by Susanne Clarke reading guide

Use this reading guide for Piranesi by Susanne Clarke to compliment your reading group discussion. About Piranesi Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders:...

23 February 2021

The Thursday Murder Club Session Plan

An extract from Richard Osman’s debut novel, “The Thursday Murder Club”. This resource can be used for Reading Friends sessions to spark conversation and discussion.

23 February 2021

Bloomsbury's Read, Talk, Share booklist

Bloomsbury has created a booklist for libraries and other organisations participating in The Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share campaign. The list can be used by people looking for books tackling loneliness, isolation, mental health issues, and maintaining human connection during...

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Telephone Befriending Posters

Editable Reading Friends posters which show telephone befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Videocall Landscape Posters

Editable poster for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Double-Sided A5 Flyer

Editable A5 Flyer for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

18 February 2021

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

A brief information sheet to help you access Reading Friends resources with your passport account.

16 February 2021

Reading Friends England Editable Poster

Editable poster for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

16 February 2021

Editable Video Call Posters (Landscape)

Editable Reading Friends posters which show video call befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

12 February 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring form

Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

10 February 2021

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If you’re able to email...

04 February 2021

Reading Friends Read, Talk Share editable portrait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

01 February 2021

Reading Friends communications calendar 2021

Lots of useful dates to help theme sessions, inspire activities and promote Reading Friends.

29 January 2021

Read, Talk, Share Comms Toolkit

This toolkit includes information and resources, including visual assets, to help promote the Read, Talk, Share campaign.

29 January 2021

Reading Friends voicebox

This voicebox is a strong part of the Reading Friends brand so please do use where possible to represent Reading Friends. Let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’d like an outline version.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training

Click here for our short videos for Reading Befrienders. There are five altogether that you can access using the link below (Vimeo). The training will be provided in other formats so watch this space! Please use Chrome to access. Watch the...

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.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 4

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 4. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 5

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 5. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training videos

Click here to take a look at our short Coordinator training videos. There are five altogether that you access from the link below. You can also read the PDFs – they are accessible as separate resources. Please use Chrome to...

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 1

Coordinator training: PDF of video 1. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 2

Coordinator training: PDF of video 2. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 3

Coordinator training: PDF of video 3. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 4

Coordinator training: PDF of video 4. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 5

Coordinator training: PDF of video 5. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

19 January 2021

Reading Friends editable portait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.