Basic Skills/Skills for Life/Literacy/ESOL/Emergent Readers
Latest Innovation and best practice posts
Quick Reads in Southend LIbraries | 18 October 2013
"Simon Wallace, Community & Diversity Manager at Southend Libraries, and based at the new Forum Library, inspires us with news of what Southend Libraries have done to promote the Quick Rea...
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...
Latest information resources
- Example of a letter promoting library services
- Find A Read
- Literacy: State of the Nation - a picture of literacy in the UK today
- Reading for pleasure: ideas to inspire ...
- Information resources for people who have different communication and literacy needs
Six Book Challenge
"One in six adults struggles to read. The Six Book Challenge improves the chances in life for people who find reading difficult by building their reading confidence and motivation ... If you're thinking about improving your reading or would like to read more, then the Six Book Challenge is for you. The Six Book Challenge invites you to pick six reads and record your reading in a diary in order to get a certificate."
New web-based tool for "Speaking, reading and writing: motivation and methods"
- Working with Young Offenders: A Communication Skills Approach
06 February 2014
- Adult Learners' Week
14 June 2014 — 20 June 2014
Latest blog posts
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...