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SLA partner with Alec Williams to create

04 March 2021 Share

A free publication designed to encourage reading for pleasure in schools.

This World Book Day, the SLA are pleased to release Get Everyone Reading, a primer on reading for pleasure available to download for free from our website. Written by renowned storyteller Alec Williams, the conversational style and browsable layout make it accessible and easy to read for even the busiest of teachers and school library staff. 


World Book Day is all about “changing lives through a love of books and shared reading”, and so there couldn’t be a better time to release this download. It serves as a guide through all the different elements which create a reading culture, as well as briefly touching on why reading for pleasure is so beneficial. The two appendices include an ‘Ideas Bank’ and a list of reading celebrations throughout the year, so you can discover more ways and more days to continue encouraging reading for pleasure.

SLA CEO, Alison Tarrant said: "This is essential reading for all school staff, as a true reading culture involves all staff and even the wider community. There are so many profound concerns about our young people at the moment, and we are pleased to offer this guide for all to support them in encouraging reading as an inclusive and engaging activity. Reading is an incredibly powerful tool for learning, but it also allows us to relax and there are many links between reading and wellbeing. At this time we are encouraging everyone to think about small things they can do to encourage reading so all children can experience all the benefits, and this publication is a great first step."

Author, Alec Williams said: “This is a personal guide, from me to you. It includes things to smile at, things to surprise you, and things to spur you on. Let’s use it to bring reading alive!

Get Everyone Reading is now available to download for FREE today! 

Click here to get your copy.