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Nominate Hillcrest for National Book Tokens Competition

WIN £1,000 to help your school rebuild their library – plus a £100National Book Token for yourself!


Schools everywhere are doing their best to help children catch up with the months of learning lost during the pandemic, and yet reading for pleasure – which has been shown time and time again to be the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – is falling off the agenda. A study by our friends Read for Good – a charity which raises money for books for schools and children in hospital by getting children reading for fun – found that 81% of schools didn’t have a separate budget for reading for pleasure, while almost three quarters of schools reported decimated library stocks due to unreturned books during lockdown or library resources being diverted elsewhere.

It's time to get serious about reading for pleasure, and start rebuilding our schools’ libraries. 


We’re giving five schools £1,000 of National Book Tokens each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them rebuild their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.


Nominate your school, and if yours is one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!


Winners will be drawn at random after Friday 29th July and announced in September 2022.


Visit our website HERE and nominate your school!