Tag Archives: reading

Record breaking this summer in libraries

It may not be a record-breaking summer for weather here in Wales, but the public libraries are seeking to break some records around reading during the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), whose theme is year is… record breakers! The launch of … Continue reading

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‘Parents, children, libraries and reading’ research report

The Pew Internet (part of the Pew Research Centre in America) have released another useful report (Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading) which investigates the views of parents on these topics. One of the brief summaries about the research said “Parents of … Continue reading

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Reading, families and children

You may have come across the National Literacy Trust reports before, or their other resources. They have lots of useful material for library staff, educators etc, on the benefits of reading, literacy, libraries etc. Recently I was looking through some … Continue reading

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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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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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