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On 6th March 2018 we successfully raised £63,719 with 232 supporters in 56 days

We're going to build a literacy centre for 23,000 children's books and create a space for amazingly engaging and creative teaching.

by Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in London, England, United Kingdom

The Literacy Library - One Year On!

We almost cannot believe that it has been a whole year since we opened the doors to our Literacy Library for the first time!  The reaction we've had, from new guests and old, continues to be wonderful and has allowed us to keep doing the important job of championing children's literacy in the UK. 

We thought we would share with you some statistics from the last year, so our supporters can see what we've been up to:

  •  2550 people have visited our Centre and Library  (up by nearly 1000 since 2017/18)
  • We have given 15752 books to schools (a significant increase year on year)
  • We have worked with 90 Authors, Illustrators and Poets (that's DOUBLE the number we worked with in 2016/17) 
  • We have run 39 one day, two day or four day training courses for teachers
  • We have held 5 Conferences, 15 evening events (including a wedding!) and 5 book launches
  • We've been able to give work experience for five young people through the year
  • The building has been used by countless teachers and schools as well as: Fisher Family Trust, Coram Beanstalk, BookTrust, CILIP, UKLA, IBBY, Empathy Lab, National Theatre, We Are Waterloo, Branford Boase, Klaus Flugge, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Children’s Poetry Summit, National Writing Day, Little Rebels, Booksellers Association.
  • Now we are sharing the space with Drivers Youth Trust and First Story, creating a real literacy hub around the Library.

And of course none of this would be possible without you, our incredible supporters!  Thank you once again for all the immense kindness and goodwill you have continued to show us over the last 12 months.

The CLPE Team


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Sponsor a Bookshelf

Sole sponsorship of a bookshelf in The Literacy Library Your sponsorship celebrated by a plaque on your chosen bookshelf Invitation to the Grand Opening Party Your name celebrating your sponsorship in The Literacy Library Supporters Book, inscribed by a famous children’s author or illustrator Public recognition of your sponsorship through CLPE media channels

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Sponsor a Bookcase

Sole sponsorship of one of the bookcases in The Literacy Library Your sponsorship celebrated by a plaque on your chosen bookcase Invitation for you and a guest to the Grand Opening Party Signed limited edition framed print by a children’s illustrator Your name in The Literacy Library Supporters Book, inscribed by a children’s author or illustrator Public recognition of your sponsorship through all CLPE media channels

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Sponsor an Alcove

Sole sponsorship of one of 20 alcoves in The Literacy Library, celebrated by a plaque on your chosen alcove 3 Invitations to the Grand Opening Party 1 day free use of the The Literacy Library, for your organisation 1 year subscription to our Power of Reading resource for a school of your choice Signed limited edition framed print by a children’s illustrator Your name in The Library Supporters Book Public recognition of your sponsorship

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Sponsor one of the Collections

Sole sponsorship of one of 8 Collections in The Literacy Library, celebrated in plaques on your collection 6 invitations to the Grand Opening Party 2 days free use of the The Literacy Library, for your organisation 3 subscriptions to our Power of Reading resource for 3 schools of your choice Signed limited edition framed print by a children’s illustrator Celebration of your sponsorship in The Supporters Book Public recognition of your sponsorship


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