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Call for ideas 2017: The final five

27 April 2017

Medium open mic
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We’re excited to announce the winners of our Call for Ideas project! Earlier this year, we asked groups of young people to send us their brilliant ideas for getting other young people to read more. We received almost 50 original, exciting and creative applications. Our panel of young judges had a really difficult time choosing the final five, but we’re really please to be able to share them with you now.

Pudsey Library Animation Club

Reading Hackers at Pudsey Library will start a book-themed, stop-motion animation club for other young people in the area. They will run pop-up animation events and create a training pack so that other Reading Hackers in the area can set up their own clubs.

VIBE Film Nights

Young people from VIBE youth group will organise and run book-themed film nights for young women age 12-19. Each film will have a “champion” to talk about the book and adaptation, and everyone who attends will receive a free book to take away with them.

Blind Bookworms

One of the greatest barriers to enjoying books for young people who are blind or visually impaired is the visual descriptions that some authors use in their writing. In this project, young people will record their own descriptions of places and characters with a focus on all the senses in order to create engaging audio content for other blind or partially sighted young people.

YA Loyalty Card

Reading Hackers from Poole Library will be setting up a loyalty card for young people. Anyone age 13-24 who joins the library or takes out a book will receive a stamp, and get a reward when they hit six stamps.

Project Zine

Reading Hackers in Skipton library will run zine-making workshops plus a competition for young people in the area. The competition will be judged by Team Ketchup, Skipton library’s comic collective, and the winning zine will be printed and sold at Thought Bubble Comic Arts Festival in Leeds.

We’ll be sharing updates from our five teams on Twitter and Instagram as their ideas progress. Follow us @ReadingHackers to see how they get on.