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About the programme

nltbulletpointChildren and young people become the owners of new books that they choose for themselves

nltbulletpointThe importance of book choice is highlighted, which increases motivation to read

nltbulletpoint extra heightWe use the local expertise of teachers and librarians to run programmes which meet the needs of the communities we work with

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Who we work with

Boy with free booksOur work focuses on children living in areas of the UK with high deprivation. We work with teachers, support staff and librarians who deliver the programme in schools, children’s centres and libraries nationwide.

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How you can get involved

Children holding up booksThousands of people across the country support the National Literacy Trust through fundraising and volunteering. The Young Readers Programme is also supported by a number of corporate partners.

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Success stories

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Contact usCall us on 020 7820 6271 or email
Our membership network

Young Readers Programme participants are members of our Network: access amazing literacy resources, support and planning tools.

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.