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The Better Basics Boosting Reading, is a reading enhancement programme run in partnership with Kildare Library Service in conjunction with County Kildare Leader Partnership and local national schools. The programme is designed to support and advacnce reading skills amongst primary school age pupils. It is aimed at children who require some additional assistance to improve their reading, but who are not in receipt of mainstream learning supports in school, but . The programme supports improvement in children's reading ability through one to one paired learning with a reading volunteer in the participating school. Better Basics Boosting Reading has been running in Kildare since 2014.

Better Basics Objectives are:

  • Greater involvement and interest in school life.
  • Increased confidence in reading ability.
  • Future school retention.

For further information please contact Amye Quigley, Executive Librarian, Reader Services