Reading for Pleasure - School Library Service

Evidence shows that children who read for pleasure are more likely to do well in school and to have better life chances. We would like to help with this.

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Benefits of Reading for Pleasure

  • Reading attainment and writing ability
  • Text comprehension and Grammar
  • Breadth of vocabulary
  • Positive reading attitudes
  • Greater self confidence as a reader
  • Pleasure in reading in later life
  • General knowledge
  • A better understanding of other cultures
  • Increased community participation
  • A greater insight into human nature and decision making

What we do:

  • Place reading for  pleasure and empowerment at the heart of all that we do
  • Encourage a reading culture in schools
  • Provide access to a constantly updated collection of over 110,000 resources
  • Inspire a love of reading through storytelling and book talks
  • Give professional advice on the latest publications for children

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Last Updated: 23 July 2019