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

Written by Emma Walsh, 14th November 2018

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 course in Uppsala, participants will go on to lead Shared Reading groups for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, including refugees, mental health service users, older people, and those who might not otherwise engage with their local library services.

Tom Young, The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, who will return to Uppsala later this month to deliver the Read to Lead training, said:

"We're delighted to be returning to Sweden again this year and to see such enthusiasm for the Reading Revolution thereIt's always exciting to bring Read to Lead to a new community or a new cohort of trainees and returning to Uppsala feels really special because we're helping to establish a growing network of Reader Leaders in that region, a Shared Reading community in Sweden."

The Reader works with partner organisations throughout the world, including Austraila, Belgium and Denmark. We also run regular international Read to Lead training courses at our Calderstones Park headquarters in Liverpool.

International Read to Lead dates for 2019:

Our next International Read to Lead course in January is fully-booked but there are still places available on our September course - the first to be held in the refurbished Calderstones Mansion House which is due to reopen as the International Centre for Shared Reading in Spring 2019.

Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm

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