Monthly Archives: October 2012

Library use directly linked to literacy improvements

Most people agree that ‘libraries are a good thing’ and most people would probably agree that the more you use the library and read for pleasure and learning, the more likely you are to have higher literacy levels. But often … Continue reading

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Six Book Challenge materials now available in Welsh

Thanks to support from the Welsh Books Council, The Reading Agency (TRA), and the Welsh Government (CyMAL division), the TRA’s Six Book Challenge materials are now available bilingually, in English and Welsh. The Six Book Challenge is already being used by … Continue reading

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Why reading is vital for blind and partially sighted people

New research just published shows how important reading is for blind and partially sighted people. The report, published by the Reading Agency (TRA) and Loughborough University (LISU) was commissioned by the RNIB  and shows that reading for pleasure has a … Continue reading

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E-books lending review by DCMS open

The independent panel appointed to review e-book e-lending has issued a call for evidence to be submitted to the panel. You can read the questions they are considering and watch/listen to author Joanna Trollope discuss the panel’s work on the … Continue reading

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We Get Libraries in Wales

The annual library campaign for Welsh libraries will be launched on 10th October 2012 with the title “Get reading, get better, get libraries”.* Loosely abbreviated to ‘Get Libraries’, this campaign is focusing particularly on the contribution libraries make to people’s … Continue reading

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