Every year, during the month of June, Pride month is celebrated with various events across the world. Normally it's a month of parades, street parties, talks, festivals and educational sessions, and whilst this year will be slightly different - it won't stop the celebrations!This year might be different, but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate!… Continue reading 2020 Pride Month
Read stories - Build empathy - Make a better world 9 June marks the fourth annual Empathy Day; a day to open up conversations about the benefits that reading can have on a developing mind. Research shows that books are a great way to encourage empathy in children; whilst reading, children learn to identify with… Continue reading Empathy Day 2020
We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, cooking, ensuring the kids attend their… Continue reading Audiobook Month 2020
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. This year's theme is kindness; a perfect theme to help us improve not just our own mental health, but that of those around us. Why was kindness chosen for this year's theme? Well, this is what Mark Rowland… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Friday 8 May marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day as it's better known. The Second World War was finally over as the (slightly modified) act of military surrender was signed on 8 May 1945 in Berlin. As many others, there had been plans to commemorate this day with street parties, talks… Continue reading VE Day – 75 years!
First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize, seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers. The prize is unique in that it accepts entries published in the UK by writers of colour. These include (and not limited to) fiction, non-fiction, short stories, graphic novels, poetry, children’s books, Young Adult, teen and all other… Continue reading Jhalak Prize 2020
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles… Continue reading World Book Night 2020