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“Thank you for all you do for reading and for people”: The Penny Readings 2018 in review

The Reader’s Penny Readings, inspired by Charles Dickens’ journeys around the country sharing his work, was a night our literary friend would have been proud of. More than 400 volunteers, Shared Reading group members and members of the public joined us in St George’s Hall for a variety show quite unlike any other. It was …



Read to Lead: The Reader’s Learning and Quality team return to Uppsala

In 2017, The Reader delivered a training course in Uppsala for twelve librarians working in the city and in nearby Stockholm.  This year, we’ll be returning to the region to work with 18 more participants, including librarians and teachers from adult education associations, who want to bring Shared Reading into their communities. Following the intense three-day …



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