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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

Video feed

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days - Animation

We love the latest creation from our instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey. This video was in response to Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney and Reading Activists in Warrington came up with the brief. They picked a quote from the book that they felt defined the tone of the book. "The way I like to spend my summer holiday is in front of the T.V., playing video games with the curtains closed and the light turned off. Unfortunately, mom's idea of the perfect summer holiday is different from mine." Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-dog-days---an-instagram-video.html

Positively Last Performance - Animation

Our Instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey has had her latest brief. This time, it's from Reading Activists in Kent and the book they chose was The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean. Emma created her fantastic video interpretation of the brief which you can see below. SPOILER ALERT - don't click the video or read the brief if you don't want to know what happens at the end of the book! Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/the-positively-last-performance-an-instragram-video.html

Whats up with Jody Barton - Animation

During our Instagrammer in residence programme Emma Healey will be making short book review videos based on briefs supplied by Reading Activists. Gateshead Reading Activists were the first group to take part in the project and this video was created based on Ylenia from Gateshead's response to What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long. SPOILER ALERT - don't click the video if you don't want to know what happens at the end of the book! Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/whats-up-with-jody-barton-an-instagram-video.html

Cos Your My Sister - Animation

Our Instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey has been busy making a new video. This one is a response to Cos You're My Sister by Lois Rock and it was made with the help of St Helens Reading Activists. Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/cos-youre-my-sister-an-instagram-video.html

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Review of Weirdos vs Quimboids by Natasha Desborough - from Libronauts Reading Activists

Warrington Reading Activists interview Sally Green, author of Half Bad. Creative books reviews by Reading Activists! Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-peo...

Holly Smale'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/

Review of Half my Facebook Friends are Ferrets by J.A. Buckle - from Bibliotekz Reading Activists

Creative books reviews by Reading Activists! Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/quick-guides/readingactivists/

Stockton Heath Reading Activists Interview Author Sally Green

Reading Activists interview Sally Green, author of Half Bad. Creative books reviews by Reading Activists! Find out more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/quick-guides/readingactivists/

Malorie Blackman'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/

Cathy Cassidy'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/

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/

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

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