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Scratch Digital Proficiency - Gateshead Library

15 November 2013 / Case studies / Impact / 0 comments

During the October Half Term Gateshead Reading Activists learned exciting new digital programming skills and brought their favourite book characters to life using Scratch! With Scratch, you can programme your own interactive stories, games and animations - and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab… more

Reading Activists visit Capital Radio!

30 October 2013 / Case studies / Impact / 0 comments

Six Reading Activists from Warrington and Halton Libraries visited Capital Radio in Manchester this summer. The young people, all members of their libraries' new Hachette Digital Reading Groups, will create podcasts of their book discussions and what better place to learn all about the world of audio than from a radio station! The young people met the station's Breakfast Show producer James,… more

Babes in Arms

4 July 2013 / Case studies / National Reading Group Day

As part of National Reading Groups Day 2013 we're highlighting some of the best work carried out by reading groups. We talked to Lucy Tosh about her group for parents: Parents of young children know that at the end of the day, when the little ones are finally tucked up in bed, it's hard to muster up the energy to do… more