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I currently work as a school librarian at a school in Welwyn Garden City in Herts. I am also the Chair of the Federation of Children's Book Groups a National Reading and Literacy Charity as well as being founder of National Non-Fiction Day. I also work as an indepedent consultant to publishers, schools and librarans

Friday, 1 May 2009

Literacy Trust

I met with the Literacy Trust yesterday to talk about how we as organisations can work together. It seems silly that there are so many organisations out there all trying to get reading seen as an important issue and getting as many people reading as possible, that we are not working together to achieve our aims.
The meeting was extremely useful and highlighted ways that in the future we might be able to build more of a partnership.
It is my belief that by working with other organisations the potential impact for the Federation is massive. Not only are we able to reach a wider range of areas but also of children and families. The Literacy Trust is interested in the Literacy of families and especially those families in areas where literacy is a problem. Through the work we do we are already reaching some of these areas but as always we want to do more and get more children reading.
Hopefully in the months to come we will be able to meet with most of the bodies involved in reading and builld the relationships between us, which in the end will benefit readers and potential readers, which is what we are all aiming to do!!

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