Tue, 20/05/2008 - 06:58
BBC Headroom, the multi-platform campaign from BBC Learning that promotes mental health, is teaming up with libraries across the UK to compile the definitive list of the country's most inspiring and comforting books, as part of the National Year of Reading's Mind and Body Month.
Readers can suggest books through recommendation...
Mon, 28/04/2008 - 15:10
Last Saturday (26th April) was National "Join a Library Day", an initiative organised by the National Year of Reading as part of the NYR's focus on boosting library membership.
The day was supported by the introduction of the first universal library membership form...
Mon, 21/04/2008 - 13:53
Sport is to be the focus of this year's Summer Reading Challenge, the annual library initiative to encourage children to read six books during their summer holidays. The Challenge will be called Team Read, and its sport theme will tie in with the National Year of Reading's focus for August.
Team Read will be supported by an...
Thu, 17/04/2008 - 14:40
The 26th April is to be the first national "Join a Library Day". All libraries across England will support the initiative, part of the National Year of Reading’s year-long campaign to promote library membership.
A universal library joining form has been developed for the first time by the NYR and the Society of Chief...
Tue, 01/04/2008 - 07:32
Schools secretary Ed Balls will formally launch the National Year of Reading today (1st April). To aid the launch, the NYR will run a TV advert starring celebrities including Geri Halliwell, Lenny Henry, Bill Bailey, Jon Culshaw and Jo Brand (pictured). The advert, which will air for the first time on Tuesday evening, aims to "broaden the...
Mon, 31/03/2008 - 15:31
As the National Year of Reading kicks off tomorrow, The Reading Agency is launching a new initiative aimed at getting schools and libraries to work more closely together.
The Enjoying Reading programme, backed with funding from the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), launches on 1st April. The initiative will feature a...
Wed, 05/03/2008 - 13:10
Authors are being asked to visit locations from prisons to garden centres as part of a new initiative from the National Year of Reading, the "Author Challenge".
The NYR is calling on all authors to commit to doing three new things during the course of the year to promote and celebrate reading. Suggested activities include...
Fri, 11/01/2008 - 08:31
Publishers and retailers must meet tight deadlines if they are to ensure that the book trade capitalises on the National Year of Reading, launched this week by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
At the Downing Street event on Tuesday, Brown declared literacy "one of the best anti-poverty, deprivation and crime policies we can think of...
Tue, 08/01/2008 - 15:04
At a Downing Street launch for the National Year of Reading this morning (Tuesday, 8th January), Prime Minister Gordon Brown declared literacy "one of the best anti-poverty, deprivation and crime policies we can think of". The event saw Brown lay out his ambitions for a year which would "make thousands who can't read able to...
Wed, 24/10/2007 - 12:02
Minister Ed Balls called for a "national revolution" in children's reading at home at the launch of the 2008 National Year of Reading this Wednesday. The Children, Schools and Families Secretary—who is one of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's closest advisors—urged parents to make bedtime reading as much a part of...