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Literacy

Help with reading and literacy

Local and national organisations that can help struggling readers of all ages and abilities. We also lend books that are designed for adults and children who have difficulty reading, as well as CD and digital audiobooks.

Suffolk organisations

Got to Read

Ipswich-based charity that offers free, confidential, one to one support to help adults gain confidence with reading and writing. Email info@gottoread.org.uk, call 07528 147654, visit Got to Read on Facebook or Got to Read on Twitter

Read Easy Ipswich

Not-for-profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one-to-one tuition to adults who struggle with reading. Email or call Jenny Rivett on jennyr@readeasy.org.uk or 07736 579963

Let's Talk Reading

Charity that works with schools to support parents who are struggling to read to become more confident in talking and reading with their children and to improve their own literacy skills. Email **ltr@suffolklibraries.co.uk**, call 07763 702267 or visit Let's Talk Reading on Facebook

Suffolk Dyslexia Association

Small local charity which gives information and support to parents of school age children and adults with dyslexia. Call 01473 717026 for general enquiries or 01473 437064 for help with dyslexia as an adult

Indigo Centre

East Anglia based registered charity whose aim is to help any individual or organisation with any dyslexia related issues. ranging from screening, guidance, resources and training workshops

Suffolk SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service

Confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

National organisations and projects

Beanstalk

National charity that recruits and supports volunteers to work with children 3-13yrs who are struggling with their reading. Visit Beanstalk on Facebook or Beanstalk on Twitter

Booktrust

Booktrust reading tips

What if my child doesn't like reading?

Advice from the UK's largest reading charity

National Literacy Trust

Charity which works with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life

Reading Ahead

National programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges you to choose six reads, rate and review them and gives you the chance to enter a prize draw when you complete. national programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges you to choose six reads, rate and review them and gives you the chance to enter a prize draw when you complete.

Reading materials

Audiobooks

We hold a large collection of free to borrow CD and digital audiobooks on our catalogue. You can find them by choosing 'Adult spoken word CD set' from the 'Collection' menu.

We also have free eAudiobooks.

Barrington Stoke books

Great 'super-readable' children’s books specially optimised for those with dyslexia and visual stress and tailored to age-related interest rather than reading level. To find them, visit the Suffolk Libraries catalogue, choose 'Publisher' from the Quick Search drop-down and enter 'Barrington Stoke' into the search box.