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Brilliant ideas to encourage reading for pleasure

Added 25 Sep 2020 | Updated 04 Feb 22

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Originally developed to support Libraries Week, each October, these resources can be used year-round to help you encourage reading for pleasure focusing on key skills and ideas that will help your school create a reading culture. Our research shows that good school libraries can have an important impact on pupil development, especially on their reading for pleasure habits.

Display the posters in your school library, reading spaces and even the staffroom to help get everyone reading. There are tips for children about how to choose the right book, and ideas for teachers and school library coordinators to share reading initiative ideas, engage the whole school community in reading, and to celebrate reading in the classroom.

The resources:

  • Many children struggle to choose a book - our how to choose a book poster will help them find just the right book for themselves and can be displayed in the school library and classroom.
  • There are lots of ways to celebrate reading in school - share the tried and tested reading initiatives in our resource Brilliant ideas to help you encourage reading with colleagues and see which ones would work best in your school
  • Teachers make great reading role models; our How you can support reading resource will help everyone support reading in the classroom and school library.

Download all these resources from the available files section of this page.

Further resources

We support all those working in school libraries through our Love our Libraries programme.

If you are interested in using audio books in the classroom then take a look at our Top Tips for using audiobooks resource page too.

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