The Reading Hack brand
The Reading Hack visual mark has been developed and designed in close collaboration with young people from all over the United Kingdom. It has always been our aim that young people feel a strong sense of ownership of this brand and can relate strongly to its values.
Reading Hack supports the message: Read More. Be More.
Using the logo
Please use the Reading Hack logo on all your Reading Hack materials. If you are creating materials or resources for partners, staff or the library sector, please use both The Reading Agency logo and the Paul Hamlyn logo.
Download the Reading Hack logo pack
Reading Hack resources and materials
You can download the following materials to support your local Reading Hack programme.
For using with young people
For using with staff
Download jpeg stock photos to use on your local materials.
When you're talking about Reading Hack to practitioners or partners, you can use the following descriptions:
Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13 to 24 who do reading activities and volunteering, called hacks, to gain skills and experience.
What is a hack?
A hack is "a clever solution to a tricky problem. To hack is to modify or change something in an extraordinary way" [Urban Dictionary definition, 2009]. Examples include Lifehack, Museum Hack, IKEA Hackers and Culture Hack, which all take something established and remake or redefine it. Young people redefine reading through their involvement with Reading Hack.
Hack reading by doing any activity with reading at its heart. This could be anything from a poetry-themed DJ set or novel-inspired Minecraft, to book-related filmmaking or helping younger children read.
When talking to young people about Reading Hack you can use the following message:
Reading Hack turns reading on its head. Create your own hacks, meet new people, build your skills and inspire others to read.
Tips on using the branding
Get creative - You might like to use the posters and postcards to build a branded young people's space in your library or event space. Why not build a display or tower out of the postcards to attract attention?
In the pilot year you'll receive postcards which have been designed to be used as a tool to hack reading, with cut-outs in the poem where young people can hack other texts by holding the card over reads to fill in the blanks. Why not run a session with young people to challenge them to find the best text to fill the gaps in the poem?
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If you have any questions about Reading Hack or need further support, email Claire Styles.
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