Ross Mackenzie author visit

As Thornton Primary discovered, the Reading Challenge offers a great way to build a shared love of reading with parents and your local community. Helen Campbell reflects on their experience.

Book Fairies Poster

The Book Fairies initiative in Newtongrange has created a buzz about reading for the whole community! Acting Principal Teacher Lynsay Mitchell tells us about the planning and impact of the project.

Book Doctors prescribing some essential reading

Alison Nolan, Outreach Librarian at Inverclyde Libraries, shares how the library service reached out to the local community as part of the First Minister's Reading Challenge

Lesslie Oliver, owner of children’s bookshop The Bookworm in Selkirk, discusses the impact the First Minister’s Reading Challenge has had on the local community

Woman and two boys with books

Elaine Hallyburton and Moira Foster share how Ancrum Road Primary School have brought their whole community into the Reading Challenge with their Magic of Reading event

How Communities Can Encourage Reading

Lindsey Barley, a deputy head teacher in East Lothian and champion of three community reading projects, shares her experiences of bringing the community together to encourage reading