Help your school #rebuildthelibrary – plus win a £100/€120 National Book Token for yourself!
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in England, between the ages of 5 and 8, don’t have a book at home? Many people assume that all primary school children can access books in their school library.
Yet, 1 in 7 primary schools have no library space at all - that's more than 750,000 children. And where there is a library space, our friends at the charity Read for Good have found that this is often woefully inadequate, with books that are unappealing and outdated. Children facing poverty, who need these school libraries the most, are most likely to be missing out.
This summer, we're offering five schools the chance to start rebuilding their libraries by inviting teachers, parents, carers and communities to nominate their school for our big prize draw. Each winning school will receive £1,000/€1,000 in National Book Tokens and a year’s free membership to the School Library Association – PLUS one overall winner will also get £500/€500 to help them create a fun and welcoming library space for all.
Nominate your school using the form below, and if yours is one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100/€120 National Book Token to spend in your favourite bookshop! Remember, the more entries received for your school, the higher the chance they’ll win – so don’t forget to spread the word. If you work in a school, check out our downloadable banners and posters below.
Winners will be drawn at random after Monday 31st July and announced in September 2023.