07 June 2021 Share
In collaboration with over twenty organisations across library, publishing and education sectors
The Reading Agency have today announced a cross-sector initiative partnering with over twenty organisations, including the SLA, to encourage children’s reading and learning over the summer and support families, teachers and librarians with free resources and events.
The Summer of Reading initiative will launch on 14th June, with organisations working together on a shared programme of activity, aiming to reach as many families and children as possible.
Organisations taking part in the Summer of Reading include: Arts Council England, ASCEL, Authors Aloud, Book Clubs in Schools, BookTrust, Bookmark, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Calibre Audio, CILIP, Coram Beanstalk, Libraries Connected, National Literacy Trust, Open University, Peters, Pop Up Projects, Read for Good, SLA, The British Library, The Reader, The Reading Agency and World Book Day.
Throughout the summer, families will be encouraged to share their reading activity on social media with the hashtag #SummerOfReading. The extensive programme of activity will be available from 14th June, with new events and resources being announced every week, through to 17th September - including both digital activity and in-person events at libraries as they re-open.
Confirmed events so far include Pop Up Project’s livestreamed showcase and their 10 Stories to Make a Difference launch at the British Library, as well as the launch of The Reading Agency’s 2021 Summer Reading Challenge with WWF and the Teacher’s Reading Challenge in partnership with the OU, to give teachers and librarians access to a wide range of reading for pleasure content for children and young people.
Head to https://readingagency.org.uk/news/ to find out more!