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Set up Reading Ahead at your organisation

If you work in a library or learning setting and would like to start running Reading Ahead take a look at our Shop or get in touch.

What is Reading Ahead?

Reading Ahead is a reading challenge for young people and adults delivered by libraries and learning settings. It can be run digitally or off-line with printed materials. Reading Ahead asks participants to choose six reads, these can be books, magazines, recipes, letters – anything! After completing each read, participants can share their thoughts on what they’ve read by filling out a review.

The programme includes a unique reading database to search for reads at the right reading level and a hub of supporting guidance, learning resources and promotional materials. Reading Ahead improves reading confidence, builds skills and encourages everyone to read more.

Find out more about the proven power of reading.