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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

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.


The Radio 2 Book Club on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show

The BBC Radio 2 Book Club announced on 24 January that its new home is on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. The Radio 2 Book Club will feature 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.


Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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