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04 August 2022

Five Minutes Peace downloadable storytelling tips

Parents everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes’ peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes...

05 July 2022

WELSH Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested Welsh-language social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries in Wales promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information,...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities Download Other SRCxST Resources Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Schools Activity Toolkit Welsh Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Welsh Additional Resources and Activities Welsh Get Immersive...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (libraries nationwide)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (15 libraries)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (nationwide Wales)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (Swansea and Newport)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

26 May 2022

Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information, a press...

26 May 2022

Library Training Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this training presentation to help with library staff training ahead of the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: Gadgeteers! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should...

26 May 2022

Gadgeteers Core Pack Guide

This helpful guide contains detailed information about how to use this year’s core pack and transformation stickers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

14 April 2021

Library staff social prescribing toolkit

A toolkit has been created to help library staff develop their social prescribing offer. It includes an overview of social prescribing, and guidance on working with partners and Link Workers locally. This toolkit will be published in April 2021.

14 April 2021

Reading Well Staff Training Presentation

This presentation can be used to train staff on the Reading Well programme and library health offer.

14 April 2021

Library Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support library staff wellbeing in the workplace through the power of reading.

02 October 2020

Darllen yn Well i blant Trosolwg o’r teitlau / Overview of the titles CYM

Darllen yn Well i blant Trosolwg o’r teitlau Overview of the titles CYM

23 July 2020

Education & Training Foundation ESOL for Refugees: resources for new arrivals

Visit the Education & Training foundation for resources and teaching materials to support ESOL learners and specifically refugees. These resources aim to help ESOL practitioners better meet the early integration needs of refugees who are New to ESOL i.e. working below,...

13 July 2020

Reading Well fact sheet

Fact sheet about Reading Well, to use for activation and commissioning.

03 July 2020

Silly Squad Core Pack Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge Core Pack poster and stickers. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact...

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

28 February 2019

Summer Volunteering Training Toolkit

Resources to support libraries in training young volunteers during the Summer Reading Challenge and year-round. This pack includes: a training presentation for young people, a training guide for library staff, a guide to using www.readinghack.org.uk a volunteering guide for young people, a sample volunteer agreement form

05 February 2019

Using the Reading Hack Website

A simple guide to navigating our young people’s website, www.readinghack.org.uk. This guide includes how to create a profile, join a hack, log volunteering hours, and download a skills letter. It can be used by library staff or young people.

07 November 2018

Final ESOL Creative writing in prison Guidance for workshop assistants

This is an overview of how to run a creative writing workshop with prisoners with ESOL.

07 November 2018

Creative activities for using with Reading Ahead for prisoners with ESOL

These seven documents provide a wide range of activities for using alongside Reading Ahead for prisoners with English as a Second Language or Additional Language. They have been created by David Kendall as part of a project funded by...

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 6 Reading Ahead Bingo

Playing with words.

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 4 First lines

Writing your own first line.

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 3 Reader vocabulary

Learning the words with which to talk and write about what you read.

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 2

Using book covers to spark discussion.

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 1 Know your emotions

Using poems to spark different emotions.

07 November 2018

Introduction to creative activities for prisoners with ESOL

This is an overview of how reading for pleasure can be used alongside our Reading Ahead programme for prisoners with English as a Second or Additional Language (ESOL).

07 September 2018

World Mental Health Day Libraries Week 2018 toolkit

A toolkit for library staff to promote World Mental Health Day and Libraries Week.