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The Untidy Bookshelf

The Untidy Bookshelf is crowdfunding

raised of £1,000 target by 63 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to ensure that all children have access to a wide range of quality books and stories from a diverse group of authors.

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Every £2 you donate will get you one entry into the signed book raffle, you can see all the signed books here

The draw will be made on Saturday 14th August. The first name out of the hat will get first pick of the signed books, the second name out will get second pick and so on. At the time of writing we have 20 signed books, this will increase if any others are kindly donated.

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School libraries are a hugely important part in our education system, not only impacting on reading and writing skills but also wider learning skills as well as those in history, mathematics and science.

The school library can be about many things - it can promote and support leisure time reading, contribute to the social development of the students in the school. Importantly, the library can be a learning resource centre to support all the modes of teaching and learning in the school.

School libraries have also been found to have an impact on pupils' reading enjoyment, reading behaviour and attitudes towards reading. Motivation and attitudes in particular have been connected to library use.

Recent research has shown that fewer than half of children and young people read outside their class and standards of literacy in England are behind many other countries and recent budget cuts could possibly be affecting the effectiveness of school libraries.

This is why we have started the hashtag on social media #books4schools, as the quote at the top of the page states; small things, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.


Read about some of the schools we are trying to help here

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    4 months ago

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    Aug 16, 2021


  • Lisa Green

    Lisa Green

    Aug 14, 2021

    Hope you reach your target. 😊


  • Ella Proctor

    Ella Proctor

    Aug 11, 2021

    Love your books and a great initiative.

  • Nige Sproson

    Nige Sproson

    Aug 10, 2021


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Maths teacher in FE by day, bookseller at at night.

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