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


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


The BBC has an extensive range of online content to keep readers going.

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.


Facebook can be a good platform to promote your library. 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. 



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.   


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


This year World Book Night will take place on April 23rd. You can catch up with the latest developments and access their online resources by visiting the World Book Night website.