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Responses to enquiry about free posters promoting reading | 11 March 2009
We recently received an enquiry about sources of free posters to promote reading – this is a summary of the replies we received.
Lots of you suggested Star Reads - "posters of influential UK urban entertainers, highlighting the importance of reading"
American Library Association - some international celebrities (eg America Ferrera, Denzel Washington, Orlando Bloom), many US-related.
Cathryn Bull said: I have received a number of posters from publishers - usually you just need to send an email (or try phoning/writing using contact details from web or Writer's Handbook) eg: Little Tiger Press; Puffin; Shoo Fly Publishing.
If you search on The Reading Agency website for "posters", it comes up with a list of publishers offering free material.
Finally, there are the posters of cricketers and footballers, which can be downloaded from the National Literacy Trust website.
If you know of any other sources, do, please, let us know!
Posted in: Enquiries
The Marsh Volunteers for Museum Learning Award | 9 March 2009
"In 2009, the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust will present their first awards for volunteers engaging museum audiences. This exciting new award will recognise best practice and the innovative ways in which volunteers work in museums and galleries to engage the public with collections."
Further info on the BM website.
Posted in: Volunteering
Quick Reads - launch of 10 new titles | 3 March 2009
"Ten new Quick Reads books are being launched to mark World Book Day on 5 March, by top name authors such as Ian Rankin, Catrin Collier, Kate Mosse, Gervaise Phinn and Lola Jaye.
Quick Reads titles have made a huge impact on adult readers who are starting out on their reading journey. To date there have been over one million sales of Quick Reads titles, and more than one million library loans."