Being a Beanstalk Reader

By |April 8th, 2015|

Give a Book recently had a lovely conversation with Jill Pay, one the trustees of the wonderful Beanstalk. Jill is also a volunteer with them and told us about the experience of being one their […]

Stage Spiders

By |March 16th, 2015|

Stage Spiders are a fantastic group of students based at the University of Kent. We first came into contact with them last year when they did a 12-hour Readathon in aid of Give a […]

World Book Day news

By |March 6th, 2015|

On World Book Day 2015 Minister for School Reform Nick Gibb announced a new action plan to inspire thousands more children to read.  This includes setting up book clubs in schools, promoting library membership […]

World Book Day and International Book Giving Day

By |March 4th, 2015|

Thanks to our supporters, on International Book Giving Day on Valentine’s Day we were able to give books to children at some primary schools. The head teacher told us it made their day and that, for […]

Westminster Education Forum Seminar

By |March 4th, 2015|

Last month,  Give a Book attended a really interesting seminar called ‘Encouraging and supporting reading-next steps, policy options and school library provision in England’ run by Westminster Education Forum.  The morning was split between […]

Reading and Parks

By |February 27th, 2015|

A powerful piece by Rosamund Urwin in The Standard on Thursday 26th Feb about libraries and parks headed ‘Our libraries and parks should never be under threat.’  To quote: “Libraries and parks: temples for the […]

Safe Ground Great Minds

By |February 23rd, 2015|

Great symposium last week hosted by wonderful organisation our new partner Safe Ground. Held at the National Theatre,  Anthony Anaxagorou started the session with “I am not a Poet”. There was an ongoing performance from Playing […]