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Find out more about the need for our programme
About the programme
Children and young people become the owners of new books that they choose for themselves
The importance of book choice is highlighted, which increases motivation to read
We use the local expertise of teachers and librarians to run programmes which meet the needs of the communities we work with
Find out more about how we achieve our aims.
Who we work with
Our 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.
How you can get involved
Thousands 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.
View resources to support the delivery of your Young Readers Programme
Find storytellers working in your area with our interactive map.
Read about the impact our programme is having on the children and families we work with.
Young Readers Programme participants are members of our Network: access amazing literacy resources, support and planning tools.