“I struggle with anxiety so doing the volunteer program was always going to be hard, but being a volunteer has helped me overcome my fears”
We’re looking for six groups of young people (aged 13-24) with a project or idea that will encourage other young people to read more. We’ll give you up to £500 to develop your idea and turn it into a reality.
Over 7,700 young volunteers supported the Summer Reading Challenge this summer. Find out what they thought about it.
“We used the project fund to by arts and crafts materials, then ran activities to make Yoda stick puppets, personal lightsabers, and lightsaber bookmarks.”
Reading Hackers interview Sophie McKenzie about her new social media mystery, SweetFreak.
Reading Hackers at Highfields School interviewed M.A. Bennett about her debut novel STAGS, a twisting thriller for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Pretty Little Liars.
Last night the winner of the Man Booker 2017 prize was announced as Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
Fiona Mozley is the youngest writer on the Man Booker shortlist, and admits she often gets distracted by Facebook, Twitter and fantasy football
Students from Highfields School applied to the Reading Hack Project Fund so that they could run a book-themed ‘Bake Off’ competition in their school.
“What makes my library special is that it is a social hub for the community. It is important to me because it has given me confidence and given me chances to do things I thought I would never do."
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