Norfolk County Council’s library and information service is setting up the Norfolk Reading Pathway following a grant of £98,020.
This is a brand new mentoring service funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund, which saw £3.9million handed out to 30 library services across the UK.
The project will support emergent readers aged 8 and over by offering mentoring support and the use of one-to-one phonics-based teaching. It is hoped that service will get people becoming fluent readers within six months.
The service will now be looking to recruit 150 volunteers to help deliver the scheme over the coming year. Sessions will take place across Norfolk’s 47 libraries and those taking part will be offered 30 minute sessions twice a week for up to six months.
Adult learners will be identified through the libraries’ links with other local partners and the scheme will also be offered through the service’s three prison libraries. If you are working with anyone who needs to learn to read or improve their reading skills, build confidence and self- esteem the Library Service would like to hear from you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org