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Books offer to support literacy and language learners

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Shropshire Council’s libraries service is promoting new books to support adult literacy and help people who are learning to speak English.

Books in the new Adult Reading Scheme Collection are graded, and the levels range from very basic to short novels and non-fiction, books for those with very limited literacy or who speak very little English, and titles for people with moderate literacy or dyslexia.

Rob Gittins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:-

“We’re committed to providing access to lifelong learning, supporting people and our communities to prosper.

“Libraries across the county provide a wealth of free opportunities for people to develop new skills or brush up on basic learning. The extended collection of books we can offer new and emerging readers is a clear signal that, whatever the starting point, no-one will be left behind.”

Iran Morris, branch manager at Ludlow Library where the new collection is based, said:-

“We’re pleased to say that the books in this collection are not only free to borrow by anyone with a Shropshire Libraries card, but are also free to reserve for delivery to the most convenient library pick-up point.”

Iran Morris of Ludlow Library checking out the titles on offer

Iran Morris of Ludlow Library checking out the titles on offer

There is also a collection of titles by well-known authors designed to help people who are time-poor or who have problems with concentration to enjoy some shorter stories.

The Quick Reads titles are on special displays across Shropshire’s libraries. They include fiction and non-fiction titles and are perfect for reading on short journeys, for people who can only enjoy a short time reading, or people struggling to handle heavy books or follow complex plots.

For more information about the new book collections, call 01743 256809, email libraries@shropshire.gov.uk or visit Books and reading | Shropshire Council