New Quick Reads for 2014

6 new Quick Reads titles have been launched this year. They are:

Four Warned by Jeffrey Archer (Pan Books)
Blackout by Emily Barr (Headline Review)
A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis (Hodder and Stoughton)
Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans (HarperColllins)
The Escape by Lynda La Plante (Simon & Schuster)
Hidden by Barbara Taylor Bradford (HarperColllins)

Further information about these and previous Quick Reads, together with information on how to promote them or use them with learners, is available on the Reading Agency website.

Highland ESOL Providers

Details of ESOL classes throughout Highland are available on the Highland ESOL Providers website.

ALIS 2020

Following on from the 2009 Scottish Survey of Adult Literacies, in October 2010 the Scottish Government published a Literacy Action Plan to help deliver its vision to raise standards of literacy. This has been followed by Adult Literacies in Scotland 2020: Strategic Guidance which outlines more detailed plans to improve literacies capabilities of Scotland's adults over the next 10 year.

The Life in Great Britain on-line resource, to help enable people to prepare for the UK Citizenship Test, is now available. It can be accessed by any member of Highland Libraries by using their library card number.

Highland Learner Journeys

This publication features the stories of over 20 individuals and groups engaged in adult literacy and numeracy activities in the Highlands. We hope that their experiences and challenges encountered along the way will be of interest to those considering a return to learning. Please contact us if you would like a copy.