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'Growing Up in a Pandemic': a Workshops-funded project from Simpson Library Bathgate, West Lothian
7 November 2022

Simpson Library Bathgate were awarded Workshops library funding last year to support their creative community outreach partnership in West Lothian. Read our latest blog, written by Matthew Swan, to find out about their pandemic-project and inspire your own Workshops application. 

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Finding inspiration for your Workshop funding application
28 October 2022

Whether you already have your project in mind or are still looking for an idea to promote reading for pleasure, we hope these tips and success stories will give you some inspiration for your application! 

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How to apply for the Workshops Fund
27 October 2022

Did you know that we also have a fund to support your children and young people to develop their love of reading? Read on to find out more about the First Minister's Reading Challenge Workshops Fund. 

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How to use Scottish Book Trust learning programmes
7 October 2022

Find out more about Scottish Book Trust's learning programmes and how you can use them to build a reading culture in your classroom, or with the children you work with.

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Tulliallan Primary School's Reading Journey
5 September 2022

In last year's Reading Challenge, Primary 5 from Tulliallan Primary School in Fife won a Pupil Reading Journey award. Read our latest blog, written by the pupils and class teacher, Hannah MacGregor and find out about their class reads, book reviews and recommendations.

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Welcome back to the Reading Challenge!
2 September 2022

The First Minister's Reading Challenge is back for the 2022-23 school year! Find out about some of the changes we've made and what you can expect for the year ahead in our latest blog.

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