Making space for reading

Reading can be an escape or an education or both at once. It can challenge, comfort, exasperate or delight but in this busy world the main problem can be finding space for it all.
Rachel Van Riel
Meet Rachel Van Riel

Rachel is author of The Reader-friendly Library Service and Opening the Book - finding a good read. She designs training programs for library staff which have reached 20,000 people in three continents. Read more...

Psychological space

January is the time of year we make resolutions – go on a diet, take more exercise, go out more, and yes, I’ve seen plenty people on Twitter and elsewhere vowing to read more. Read more...

Promotional space

If you’ve got a bit tired of doing the same old book promotions every year, here’s a completely different approach to refresh your thinking and your library. This month we launch promotions based on the reader experience. Read more...

Physical space

Physical impressions are important – the look and feel of your library and even how it smells. There’s plenty you can do to improve it; try our top tips for creating a reader-friendly environment. Read more ...

Training space

Libraries are changing fast and so are the skills needed by library staff. The role has moved from passive provision of books on shelves to active engagement with readers through conversations, projects and displays. Read more ...

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