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Boosting Access to Reading Resources

Sue Ball and Stella Thebridge of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians show how public libraries and Schools Library Services can help schools promote a love of reading.
kids sitting in a row reading

Why public libraries?

Public libraries have a unique role in offering neutral spaces at the heart of local communities where everyone is welcome and where a love of reading can be fostered. Key to literacy is not just the mechanics of learning to read, which schools are best placed to facilitate, but the wider curriculum tenet of ‘reading for pleasure’.

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