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The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency is an independent charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers.

The agency focuses on helping people needing extra support to become readers – children in their formative years, disadvantaged young people and adults with poor literacy skills – and involve one million people each year in practical activities like reading challenges. They are passionate about libraries’ vital role in creating equal access to reading.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £315,000
  • 2013-2014: £340,000
  • 2014-2015: £350,000

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Liz Pichon's Summer Reading Challenge message

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Jackie Morris - Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month

Jackie Morris is the latest Author of the Month on the Summer Reading Challenge website! http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Good luck with the Summer Reading Challenge! - Leigh Hodgkinson

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Good luck with the Summer Reading Challenge! - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

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Anthony Horowitz's Summer Reading Challenge message

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Cressida Cowell's Summer Reading Challenge message

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Eoin Colfer's Summer Reading Challenge message

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Jeff Kinney's Summer Reading Challenge Message

Uploaded on Jul 4, 2014 Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/... And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Reading Activists volunteering skills #3: Organisation and Workplace ft. Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh tells us about the organisation and workplace skills you can gain through volunteering. Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge can help get you great skills in Communication, Teamwork and Organisation. Holly Walsh explores how volunteers can get these skills and how they are helpful in the workplace. Find out how to get involved at: www.readingagency.org.uk/readingactivists

Reading Activists volunteering skills #4: Social Reporting ft. Will De Groot, Livity

A young Reading Activists tells us about the Social Reporting skills you can gain through volunteering. Featuring interview with Will De Groot from youth engagement agency Livity: http://livity.co.uk/ Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge can help get you great skills in Communication, Teamwork and Organisation. Find out how to get involved: www.readingagency.org.uk/readingactivists

Reading Activists volunteering skills #2: Teamwork ft. Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh tells us about the communication skills you can gain through volunteering. Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge can help get you great skills in Communication, Teamwork and Organisation. Holly Walsh explores how volunteers can get these skills and how they are helpful in the workplace. Find out how to get involved: www.readingagency.org.uk/readingactivists

Reading Activists volunteering skills #1: Communication ft. Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh tells us about the communication skills you can gain through volunteering. Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge can help get you great skills in Communication, Teamwork and Organisation. Holly Walsh explores how volunteers can get these skills and how they are helpful in the workplace. Find out how to get involved: www.readingagency.org.uk/readingactivists

Sarah McIntyre's Summer Reading Challenge message

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Andy Stanton's Summer Reading Challenge message

What are you doing this summer? Children's author Andy Stanton thinks you should take part in Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014 - and his flip flops agree! Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Why volunteer? Reading Activists tell you why they volunteer.

Every year young volunteers help to make the Summer Reading Challenge a success, dedicating their own time to helping children read. In return they get to meet new people and gain valuable work place skills that can help them in their future. Listen to what the Reading Activists have to say about why they volunteer. Interested in volunteering this summer? Read more at: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/004-get-involved/volunteer-as-an-activist-for-the-summer-reading-challenge.html

Join Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014!

Head down to your library this summer to join the Summer Reading Challenge - an exciting reading promotion for children run by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries. Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/ And take part in the Summer Reading Challenge online here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Behind the scenes filming with Holly Walsh

Reading Activists work with Verdant Films and The Reading Agency to make films about Summer Reading Challenge volunteering.

Neil Gaiman Interviewed by Reading Activist

Social Reporters for the Reading Activist interview Neil Gaiman about his writing, interests and reading habits. Read about the Reading Activist's interview and Neil Gaiman's lecture here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/a-report-on-the-reading-agencys-second-annual-lecture.html

Tips for running the Six Book Challenge in colleges

We asked people who run the Six Book Challenge in colleges for their top tips. They included working with other teams, promoting widely and using incentives!

Croydon Reading Activists interview author Kia Garriques

Nathan from Croydon libraries interviews Kia Garriques about her YA fantasy novel Innovera Yakov.

Happy World Book Day from Lauren St John

Lauren St John, Author of The Midnight Picnic: A Laura Marlin Mystery, wishes you a Happy World Book Day! World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) reading. This year, it is celebrated on Thursday 6 March. http://readingagency.org.uk/children/005-get-involved/world-book-day-2014.html http://www.worldbookday.com/

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60
Farringdon Road

London
EC1R 3GA

51.523251, -0.10663

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