The LoveReading family exists because reading matters, and books change lives. The leading book recommendation websites which feature an online bookstore with social purpose have so far donated £50,000 to schools.
MD Deborah Maclaren, commented: “The LoveReading brand naturally evolved into an online bookstore, but we were keen to make a difference. As well as delivering a steady stream of book recommendations, we wanted to make a positive contribution to society and impact positively in our communities.
Reading has a huge impact on children’s wellbeing, academic achievements, and future success. But cuts to school funding means many children don’t have access to well-stocked libraries. LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids have created a way to redress that shortfall; an easy way for people to support a school in their local community.”
Research from the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) found that more than 60% of classrooms have no access to a budget for new books, and within the context of 1 in 4 kids leaving primary school unable to read fluently, we need to do more for our children.
In addition to offering 10% off the RRP as standard, LoveReading donates 25% of a customer’s spend to a school close to their heart. If the buyer doesn’t nominate or have an affinity with a school, 10% of the spend is donated to schools in need. The Funding for Schools Scheme enables underprivileged schools to apply for vital funding for books. The schools who have been awarded funding thus far have been some of the most deprived in the country although LoveReading have had over 600 more applications that they are not currently able to fulfil, showing the real need for funding in this area.
As well as curating a selection of reading recommendations right across the age ranges – from toddlers to teens – their team of editorial experts deliver 100+ reviews per month to raise awareness of the latest and greatest books for children.
It really is a one-stop-shop for reading for pleasure. Their custom-built LoveReading4Schools portal delivers tools, information and funding opportunities for schools right across the UK. 14,000 schools have already signed up as their customer loyalty scheme is the ultimate of all schemes for funding-starved schools.
Rapidly growing as a bookstore, LoveReading looks forward to helping thousands more schools fill their libraries with exciting books that will take children on new adventures. Inspiring a love of books is one of the best ways to prepare children for a lifetime of learning, encouraging enjoyment of books and creating readers for life.
In this age of social value LoveReading has developed something special and are keen to work with corporate partners who place significant credence in levelling up and social mobility. If you are keen to investigate ways your organisation can have a positive impact on society, beyond your economic performance get in touch with LoveReading on email@example.com. Because reading matters and books change lives.
And of course, if you are looking to buy a book consider purchasing them from www.lovereading.co.uk or www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
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