Below you will find a list of resources for adult reader development. We update this section of our digital database regularly.

Resources

Libraries have really pulled together during this time and the SLIC Basecamp Groups are the ideal way to share ideas and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

Please remember to share any best practice that you come across form the wider library community or ideas that have being working well within your own service 

If you are having trouble accessing your SLIC Basecamp Group/s please get in touch be emailing info@scottishlibraries.org

 

The BBC has an extensive range of online content to keep readers going through the weeks ahead.

The Novels That Shaped Our World initiative lets you explore ten themes which reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking. The novels cover books written in the English language in the last 300 years.

 

 

BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds have lots of excellent book related content that could be used for online book discussions. They also have a good page on setting up an online book club.

 

While library buildings may be closed there are still plenty of great ideas out there for engaging with readers. Here is a link to an interesting blog piece from Justin Hoenke of Wellington Public Library in which he describes Facebook as your new Branch library. 

 

 

There are lots of good examples of innovative ways of engaging with readers already happening across Scotland such as Leisure and Culture Dundee, whose Lockdown Librarians have started giving book reviews via Twitter

The Reading Agency has issued some helpful tips for running online book group discussions. These include using online tools such as Skype, Zoom and Facebook Messenger. It also offers some advice on how to choose books for your reading groups.   

 

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Women's Prize for Fiction and to help celebrate they have launched the #ReadingCampaign, a digital bookclub encouraging readers to take on the challenge of reading each of the Women's Prize winning novels.

 

The Reading Agency has put together a comprehensive toolkit which covers information for both adults and children.

 

The Translated Fiction Book Group hosts weekly Zoom meetings to discuss books. It also provides good ideas for anyone hosting their own online book group using Zoom. 

 

This year World Book Night took place Thursday April 23rd with the focus being on home. You can catch up with the latest developments and access their online resources by visitng the World Book Night website.