Books and reading

Find out about ways that reader development is delivered by our libraries.

Reader Development

Reader Development has been described as "Audience Development for Literature"

It is also about finding a good book!

Reader Development is the term now used in libraries across the UK to describe a new, active and creative approach to aspects of library service provision, such as library stock promotions and events for readers, where the focus is on:

  • Engaging with reading as a popular leisure activity
  • Opening up reading choices
  • Offering people an increased enjoyment of reading
  • Creating opportunities to share the reading experience

Recommend a book!

Have you just read a fantastic book that you're dying to tell everyone about? Visit our Book recommendations page and share your thoughts with other library users.

Richmond Libraries are delivering Reading Development through:

  • New contemporary fiction selection
  • Stock promotions and book displays
  • Booklists, book reviews and readers recommendations
  • Reading groups and book chat sessions
  • Events for readers

Contact the Information & eServices Team

If you have any questions or comments, contact the Information & eServices Team or your local Library.

Information and Reference Library
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond Upon Thames

Telephone: 020 8734 3308

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Updated: 11 May 2017