We told you earlier this year that we’re working with Bournemouth library services, The reader and six library authorities on a brand new reader development app. We’re delighted to announce that the invitation to tender is now accepting submissions.
The innovative Region of Readers project is about reading for pleasure and well-being and is taking place in geographic areas of regeneration. The digital app is one of three main project strands. It will provide people with ways into reading and into the other two project strands, which are the shared reading groups and cultural activities. It will also help promote improved literacy, reading for pleasure and increased digital skills.
The app builds on the strong track record of the South West Reading Passport, an annual print booklet promoted by South West libraries. This year, that content will be delivered in app form for the first time.
We are looking for a fun, accessible and attractive approach to developing our app. We want it to appeal to the widest possible range of potential readers, rich with interactive content, easy to use and easy for project partners to populate.