Tackle a Book with the South West Reading Passport 2015


What is the South West Reading Passport?

The project is a partnership between the South Western Regional Library Service (SWRLS), and Literature Works and has also received support from the Royal Literary Fund and a grant from Arts Council England.
The Reading Passport project is supported by libraries across all sectors in the region, Read South West, and regional partners and SWRLS Members in the South West.
Now in its fourth year the Reading Passport project Read XV Tackle a book, supports library membership and writers by offering an innovative and engaging way to encourage readers and new readers to explore a wider range of reading for pleasure.
‘Read XV’ is also supported by Arts Council England and is part of the 2015 Festival of Rugby.
30,000 passports will be circulated this autumn through public and college, university, health and specialist libraries in the South West region. They are being distributed now.
The project will run to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, which starts in mid-September – and finish by end November.

How it works

People collect a Reading Passport from their local Swindon library or view it online. They are challenged to start on a reading adventure by reading a book they may not usually select. reading-passport-cover-2015_web

These can either be those suggested in the passport or from the six reading lists which will be displayed in libraries or available to download online.  There is a wide variation so hopefully you will find a book to try.

The idea is to promote the wide range of reading available in our libraries and give people some new reading ideas.

So give it a go, and tackle a book!

Find out more at http://www.readingpassport.org