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Libraries Week 2023 - digital pack

Simon and Schuster are providing digital resources to support activity in your library for Libraries Week 2023.

This includes videos from Love Your Libraries illustrators, activity sheets and Love Your Library/Libraries Week digital assets.


To be in with a chance of winning a money-can’t-buy piece of original artwork from one of their illustrators, created for our 2019 “Love Your Library” campaign, post your photo on social media using the below handles/tags or email [email protected].

Illustrators that took part in the 2019 “Love Your Library” campaign include:

Kate Hindley
Ben Cort
Sue Hendra/Paul Linnet
Fiona Lumbers
Nicola Killen
Ali Pye
Fiona Woodcock
Richard Jones
Claire Powell
Tom Percival
Steve Small
Sara Ogilvie

You can share how you’ve used your resources on social media using #LibrariesWeek and tagging @simonkids_UK and @readingagency on Twitter. For Instagram, please use @simonkidsuk and @readingagency.


Radio 2 Book Club - Winter titles

The Winter season of the Radio 2 Book Club is out now, with brilliant brand-new fiction titles to discover. The BBC Radio 2 Book Club is on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. It features a wide range of titles and authors, recommending great reads from both new and much-loved writers, encouraging listeners to perhaps try out a genre they might not have read before, and share their opinions and insights on the titles and great reads they’re enjoying right now.


How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started. You can also download icebreaker questions to help get your discussion started, and a social media guide to show how you can share your reading with others online.


UK’s Best Book Festivals of 2024

The UK is full of book festivals, and as we head into the summer, they’re popping up all over the country and are perfect for your book club to have a day, weekend or even week out. Book festivals are a brilliant opportunity to hear from your favourite writers, discover new ones, and meet other like-minded booklovers. You’ll be sure to walk away with a bag full of new books to enjoy! We’ve put together a list of some of our team’s favourite festivals. Can’t see one near you? You can watch...

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