07 July 2020 Share
READING TOGETHER DAY ANNOUNCED FOR 16 JULY 2020; over 15 organisations collaborating to highlight the importance of reading together
Families across the country are invited to take part in the celebration of reading together on 16 July as part of the Reading Together Day, coordinated by The Reading Agency. The day will showcase a shared schedule of events featuring collaborators including Authors Aloud UK, Arts Council England, ASCEL, BookTrust, British Library, CILIP, Coram Beanstalk, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Education, Dollywood Foundation, Libraries Connected, National Literacy Trust, Open University, Pearson, Publishers Association, School Library Association and World Book Day.
As families and individuals grapple with the challenges of school changes, loss of support networks and the implementation of social distancing, the aim of the Reading Together Day is to bring families, friends, schools and wider communities together – starting conversations, sharing stories, making connections, celebrating reading and having fun. People of all ages are invited to take part in sharing the love of reading for pleasure, to help build skills, increase confidence, support educational attainment and improve wellbeing.
All collaborators will participate in a shared schedule of events, delivering a programme of activities to get everyone reading together, with the aim to reach as many families and young people as possible. More details, including the schedule of coordinated events and ambassadors taking part in the day will be announced next week.