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Reading Ahead 2019

7th January 2019 - 14th June 2019 - Every day
The event will be held in Various, and is Free to attend.

Southend Libraries and The Reading Agency will be launching Reading Ahead, the scheme for adults age 16+ in all Southend Libraries on 7th January 2019.

Reading Ahead is designed to inspire less confident readers to develop an enjoyment of reading at the same time as improving their literacy skills.

Southend Libraries are inviting residents in the Borough aged 16+ to join in. It’s free of charge to take part, just pick up a registration form in any Southend Library and sign up. Participants will receive a reading diary to complete and are asked to write a review of their reads. When the diary is full, they receive a certificate for reading any 6 reads of their choice;  e-books or audio books, magazines, poetry or user manuals – the choice is endless.

Over 300,000 people have taken part in the scheme which launched in 2008 and we would like to encourage our residents and library users and library staff to challenge themselves in the New Year, survey respondents say it boosts their reading confidence, improves their reading skills and develops a love of reading.

Contact Community Library Development Officers on 01702 534123 or email for more information.