Reading makes life better
Imagine what life would be like if you couldn't read. You wouldn’t be able to enjoy books and magazines and finding information and using the internet would be really difficult. Even sending a text message would be impossible.
For most of us, reading plays an important part in our lives. It helps us enjoy our free time – and helps us in our work. But there are a lot of people in our community who find it difficult – and others who can’t read at all. Think how tough life must be for them.
Together we can help…
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has launched a campaign that’s part of our long-running initiative, Merthyr Read – Merthyr Succeed. The idea is to help get children – and adults – reading. We’ve called it Learning Opens the Magic Door. That’s because, for many people, learning to read really is like opening up a whole new world of opportunities – for school, work and pleasure.
Starting with a new website – including several events in your area – the campaign will give people advice on how to improve their reading skills. It also has on it plenty of useful tips and websites to help children read. And of course, there will be lots of fun things to read for people of all ages and abilities – including free e-books that you can download.
Go on, get involved
We’d love you to play your part. So have a look at our new website at www.learningopensthemagicdoor.com. Here you can watch a video starring a brother and sister who show us how reading makes their lives more exciting. And you can take your pick of our free e-books.
Together, we’ll get Merthyr Tydfil reading.