Everyone’s Literacy areas have books and resources to help you improve your reading skills. They will help you develop a love of reading for pleasure. You will find them in all Essex libraries.


The Everyone’s Literacy areas contain:

  • books for adults on how to support your child to read
  • phonics and learning-to-read books
  • books for children and adults with literacy difficulties
  • easy-read books for adults and children
  • fun resources to help children improve their vocabulary and reading skills
  • signposting to other areas of support for reading skills

Find Everyone's Literacy Area books.


All areas are clearly marked in each library. They have been developed in consultation with teachers, Adult Community Learning and other experts in literacy skills.


“It’s great to have somewhere families can sit and read together.” - Clacton Library customer