Reading Group Challenge
Welcome to the first Reading Group Challenge. The focus of Read for RNIB Day is raising money and awareness to make reading more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. We thought the perfect way to do this would be to invite book groups and individuals who love to read to get involved and help us by registering to take part today.
The book group
Whether you are already part of a book group, are interested in setting one up or are an individual who would like to take part, the Reading Group Challenge is for you. All you need to do is sign up for Read for RNIB Day and read one of our suggested books to kick start your reading in 2014. Everyone that registers will be sent exclusive discussion points from our chosen authors, written specifically for the Read for RNIB Day Reading Group Challenge. There will be questions about the overriding themes of the books, plot development and the characters involved. However, the ‘novel’ idea behind this year’s Reading Group Challenge is that all of the books chosen feature a blind or partially sighted character. This means that you will also receive thought provoking questions that focus on this character and their journey throughout the story.
When do I need to read my chosen book?
The Read for RNIB Day Reading Group Challenge can take place at any point throughout the year and we happen to think this is a perfect way to kick-start your January 2014 resolutions by Reading for a Reason. Whenever you choose to sign up to the challenge you will be sent the discussion points and a fundraising pack to get you started.
How does taking part raise money for Read for RNIB Day?
For everyone that undertakes the challenge and reads one of the specially chosen books, we ask you to donate the cost of buying yourself a brand new book. By doing this you are helping to share your passion of books by opening up a world of reading to blind and partially sighted people all over the UK.
Why do we need to fundraise?
Blind and partially sighted people face a significantly limited choice of books in formats they can read; just seven per cent of all books are fully accessible. Read for RNIB Day aims to raise money to make more books accessible.
Every single day RNIB National Library Service issues around 5,000 talking books to blind and partially sighted people and also produces and distributes books in braille and giant print. We need your help to increase this number and the selection that are fully accessible.
How do I make my donation?
Find out more about how to pay in your donation.
What are you waiting for – register today!
Register your group today to receive your free discussion points for your chosen book and our fundraising pack with loads of ideas and top tips.
Once you have registered be sure to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your Read for RNIB Day Reading Group even bigger. Perhaps you could hold a literary lunch, a bake sale or a second hand book sale.