New Reader Libraries
What we want: New Reader Libraries, where books and people are at the heart of reading communities.
How we are doing it: through developing readers, reaching out to communities and designing new services in areas of need.
The difference we can make: a reading revolution that can change the nation.
We are currently working as development partners with a number of library, health, education, social care, criminal justice and local authorities – we want to work with more. Adapting our proven methodology of reading together, we focus on reader development, effective ways to reach and engage new audiences, and the design of community libraries. Click here to learn more about our impact.
We continue to build the reading revolution through our flexible, bespoke training courses, which have already helped many library authorities deliver services with other agencies to achieve greater impact. See who we’re currently working with on our partners page.
“The Reader Organisation’s work reaffirms what libraries are all about: making connections between great books and the people who need them, and placing the remit of the library team within the broader agendas of health and community development.” Ann Jones, Monmouthshire Libraries
What’s more, we want to publicise the work of fantastic library services across the world, and shout about what is truly great about libraries. That’s why we’ve set up Libraries We Love.
a call to action
If you, too, want a bright future for our libraries, join us. Here’s how:
1. Tell us you want New Reader Libraries: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. If you are a councillor or are involved in commissioning services, engage us to help you plan powerful new ways to develop readers and achieve more impact at less cost. Commission us to deliver reader development services, targeted community outreach and new kinds of community libraries. As a charity, we enjoy high levels of trust and can often access external funds. Email: email@example.com
3. If you’re a librarian, or a library user, and want to nominate a library as one of the Libraries We Love, get in touch and invite us over. We’re always on the look out for brilliant examples to celebrate.
4. Pick up a book today. Read it. Even better, read it with or to someone else and talk about it. Tell us what happens. Stuck for ideas? Try A Little, Aloud