Right to Read


Right to Read is a national programme to promote literacy and reading development for people of all ages and backgrounds. Launched as part of the Opportunities for All: the public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development 2013-2017 libraries strategy, it currently includes five national programmes designed to promote children’s reading and literacy. These are:

Benefits of Reading

Building Reading Relationships

Establishing a Positive Reading Routine

Creating Positive Reading Environments in the Home

Tips to Encourage a Child to Read

Engaging Reluctant Readers

Choosing Books for Different Age Groups

Reading Together: Top Tips

Reading Sessions with Younger Children

Types of Reading Support

Stages of Children’s Reading Development

Development of Children’s Writing Skills

Games and Activities: Improving Pre-Reading Skills