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Support your local library

Support your local library

12 April 2021

We’re so excited that today, 12 April, libraries across England and Wales are re-opening their doors to customers, with hopefully not long to go for Scotland and Northern Ireland. At The Reading Agency, we love libraries. They’re an essential part of our communities and we want to celebrate just ... read more »

Norfolk's Great Big Read

Norfolk's Great Big Read

07 December 2019

For the last two years the World Book Night recommended reads have been promoted across our 47 Norfolk libraries and 6 mobile libraries as part of our ‘Great Big Read’ campaign – an annual reading promotion for adults and young people. read more »

Seacombe Library's Giveaway Tea Party

Seacombe Library's Giveaway Tea Party

08 February 2019

With over 4,000 public libraries in the UK and 64.1 million members, libraries are an incredibly important part of our society and communities. As well as providing access to free books, they are vital for ensuring that everyone has equal access to information, as well as offering events and acti... read more »

And relax...!

And relax...!

30 January 2019

World Book Night 2018 highlighted the link between reading and mental health. 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and The Reading Agency’s research as part of our Reading Well programme shows that reading can increase empathy, improve relationships with others an... read more »

Sharing reading with Reading Friends

Sharing reading with Reading Friends

14 January 2019

World Book Night aims to reach adults all over the country, from students in colleges to residents of care homes. Reading has huge benefits for older people; studies show that 8-10% of people aged 65 and older are often or always lonely, while 12% feel socially isolated. Reading can bring people ... read more »

Making a difference in Gateshead town centre

Making a difference in Gateshead town centre

20 December 2018

learningSkills is a council learning provider based in the community, aiming to offer excellent education to everyone. We got involved for the first time in 2018 because we are focused on making Gateshead a place where everyone thrives, and World Book Night is a practical and fun way to support t... read more »

World Book Night 2018 builds on previous success

World Book Night 2018 builds on previous success

30 July 2018

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. In 2018, the programme’s eighth year and its fifth at The Reading Agency, we saw 42,160 books donated by publishers given away in prisons, homeless centres, hospitals, colleges, public libraries and other... read more »

A passionate bookseller's World Book Night story

A passionate bookseller's World Book Night story

05 July 2017

Leilah Skelton, senior bookseller at Waterstones, Doncaster discusses her unique approach to World Book Night read more »