Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:35
The Reading Agency has announced a new wave of author and publisher support for libraries as the service prepares to celebrate National Libraries Day tomorrow (9th February).
The literacy charity has encouraged authors including Stephen Fry, Jacqueline Wilson, Andy McNab, Peter James and Malorie Blackman to use social media to...
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 09:30
Author Jeanette Winterson has called for societies to value libraries, and said that the unpaid back tax from Google, Amazon and Starbucks would pay the annual cost of the service twice over.
Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:15
The number of children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge rose by 20,000 this year, to a total number of 780,000 children.
The programme, which is run through public libraries, encourages children aged four to 12 years to read six books over the summer holidays. The scheme accounts for around 20% of all books issued to...
Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:35
The Reading Agency has warned library service cutbacks could cause future problems in its Summer Reading Challenge, as it revealed 97% of library authorities will participate in this year's scheme.
It will be launched on Monday at the House of Commons. The number is up fractionally on 2010 when 95% took part, with support by...
Tue, 18/01/2011 - 08:55
The Reading Agency has been awarded a grant of close to £350k from the Big Lottery Fund to launch a project supporting disadvantaged teenagers.
The My Voice project will work with young people aged 11-19 who don't regularly use libraries, encouraging them to get involved in local branches and take part in volunteering...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 15:27
A memorial service will be held on January 14th for publicist Becca Wyatt, who died suddenly at her home on December 21st.
The service will take place at St Giles Church in Wyatt's home village of Graffham in West Sussex.
Wyatt worked for the trade for over a decade, handling PR for Public Lending Right and the CILIP Carnegie...
Sun, 12/12/2010 - 09:20
Applications to volunteer at World Book Night have already reached the half-way mark of the total required, one week after the initiative officially launched. Company heads from across the industry have also spoken out in support of the "inspired and inspiring idea".
WBN has processed 10,000 applications through its webste...
Fri, 27/11/2009 - 15:37
Independent charity The Reading Agency—the organisation behind high--profile projects such as the Summer Reading Challenge for children and the Reading Partners programme for publishers and libraries, its mission "to inspire more people to read more"—is freshly ensconced in a new home at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon...
Fri, 28/08/2009 - 02:39
The Reading Agency has partnered with Disney and libraries up and down the country to encourage children to spend more time reading.
The 5 Minutes More campaign will run a challenge throughout September – where children with their parents and carers try to spend five more minutes reading and story telling.
Mon, 15/12/2008 - 01:58
Liz Cleaver, controller of BBC Learning, is to be the new chair of The Reading Agency, taking over from Martin Molloy in March 2009. Molloy will now become president of the organisation.
Founded in 2002, the Reading Agency is an independent charity working to inspire more people to read more. It is funded by the Arts Council....