Martin Whitfield MSP is helping to promote this year’s World Book Night, the national celebration of books and reading for adults, which takes place on 23rd April.

This year The Reading Agency has launched its Road to Reading, a 10-week initiative asking people to pledge for read for 30 minutes every week, aiming to build positive reading habits and see the difference it makes.

Participants will be supported along the way and will form part of a national research project. Signups are open now before the Road to Reading officially starts on 23 April (when supporting resources will be available), but people can sign up at any time after.

Each week The Reading Agency will share advice, reading recommendations and more, while keeping an eye on participants’ progress to help them along the way.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“There is no doubt that a little reading can go a long way. It can connect us to others, spark curiosity, boost our self-esteem and support our mental health. That’s why I’m pleased to support this year’s World Book Night and The Reading Agency’s Road to Reading initiative.

“It’s a great chance to change your life, 30 minutes at a time! Sign up anytime from the 23 April and pledge to read every week and see what a difference it makes. The Road to Reading will last 10 weeks but could be the start of a lifetime of regular reading.”

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