Try Reading

What is Try Reading?

From May to October, over 150 events took place in libraries, museums, rugby clubs and leisure centres across the region. In addition, libraries took the opportunity to weave rugby league and RLWC2013 into their already wide range of activities and programmes for all age groups – including story telling and games for under fives. 

Over 50 artists – poets, novelists, playwrights, journalists and broadcasters, illustrators, dancers – were commissioned for Try Reading events.  These included workshops where people were encouraged to create their own work and the opportunity to perform drama and movement.

Try Reading has supported the writing of two new books for children by Tom Palmer: What’s a Bear to Wear? by Tom Palmer is a picture book based on RLWC2013 mascots, Grubber and Steed, and Haka Boy: a rugby league story for older children.

For more information on Try Reading, visit the dedicated site by clicking here.

Running alongside the Try Reading programme libraries will also be promoting The Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge.

Try Reading and RLWC2013

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Library services are working in partnership and have been promoting and celebrating the major sporting event of the year, Rugby League World Cup 2013 and to get more people reading.

In the North West, Yorkshire and Humber regions, the heartland of rugby league, 30 library services have been encouraging people to Try Reading and has been celebrated on some of our match days.

Celebrating Reading on Match Day

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During RLWC2013, we celebrated children and families that have taken part in the Try Reading programme.

 

Own a little Grubber today!

A

Australia v England

28-20
SAT OCT 26, KO: 2:30pm,

MATCH REPORT
Fiji v Ireland

32-14
MON OCT 28, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
England v Ireland

42-0
SAT NOV 02, KO: 2:30pm,

MATCH REPORT
Australia v Fiji

34-2
SAT NOV 02, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
England v Fiji

34-12
SAT NOV 09, KO: 2:30pm,

MATCH REPORT
Australia v Ireland

50-0
SAT NOV 09, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

B

Papua New Guinea v France

8-9
SUN OCT 27, KO: 4:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
New Zealand v Samoa

42-24
SUN OCT 27, KO: 6:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
New Zealand v France

48-0
FRI NOV 01, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Papua New Guinea v Samoa

4-38
MON NOV 04, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
New Zealand v Papua New Guinea

56-10
FRI NOV 08, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
France v Samoa

6-22
MON NOV 11, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

C

Tonga v Scotland

24-26
TUE OCT 29, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Scotland v Italy

30-30
SUN NOV 03, KO: 4:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Tonga v Italy

16-0
SUN NOV 10, KO: 4:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

D

USA v Cook Islands

32-20
WED OCT 30, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Wales v USA

16-24
SUN NOV 03, KO: 2:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Wales v Cook Islands

24-28
SUN NOV 10, KO: 2:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

C/D

Wales v Italy

16-32
SAT OCT 26, KO: 4:30pm,

MATCH REPORT
Tonga v Cook Islands

22-16
TUE NOV 05, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Scotland v USA

22-8
THU NOV 07, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

QF

New Zealand v Scotland

40-4
FRI NOV 15, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Australia v USA

62-0
SAT NOV 16, KO: 1:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
England v France

34-6
SAT NOV 16, KO: 8:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Samoa v Fiji

4-22
SUN NOV 17, KO: 3:00pm,

MATCH REPORT

SF

New Zealand v England

20-18
SAT NOV 23, KO: 1:00pm,

MATCH REPORT
Australia v Fiji

64-0
SAT NOV 23, KO: 3:30pm,

F

New Zealand v Australia

2-34
SAT NOV 30, KO: 2:30pm,

MATCH REPORT

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