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Southend Libraries Six Book Challenge e-newsletter, Feb 2013 | 7 March 2013
Southend Libraries have produced another Six Book Challenge e-newsletter to keep local people up-to-date with developments.
Quick Reads in Southend Libraries | 2 November 2012
Brief intro to the work that Southend Libraries have done to promote Quick Reads.
Building on Success - Six Book Challenge 2012 | 10 September 2012
Southend Libraries' report of the 2012 Six Book Challenge, in which they worked in partnership with Southend Adult Community College, (SACC) Rethink Recovery Point, Milton Community Partnership...
BBC Skillswise. Reading groups: Enjoying books together | 24 July 2012
"The reading group is targeted at adults with skills for life issues and shows how libraries can engage with this group in a meaningful and positive way. Follow the link to hear Ron, Sue, Shaun and...
Community project rises to the Reading Challenge | 23 January 2012
"Members of Shared Space, a Westcliff-based community project have signed up to a free reading scheme supported by Southend Libraries. The annual Six Book Challenge enables adults to re-discover re...
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Six Book Challenge | 13 February 2013
Some great launches of the new season! In Leeds, rugby league championJamie Jones-Buchanan, England International and Leeds Rhinos star, set the ball rolling to launch the partnership with the Rugb...
Southend-on-Sea's Outlook Magazine | 23 November 2011
The Winter 2011 issue includes a good piece about the Six Book Challenge (see page 10).
Adult Learners' Week - Southend | 19 April 2010
Southend on Sea Libraries are working with partners to produce a range of activities for ALW - press release and brochure.
"Six Book Challenge: launching now for 2010" | 10 September 2009
This is taken from The Reading Agency press release: "The Reading Agency will be offering a new blog, new materials, training and a prize draw as the adult literacy Six Book Challenge moves into 20...
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...