The national Right to Read programme is designed to facilitate a coordinated framework for literacy support and development through a collaborative approach between local authorities, community organisations and education bodies. The programme looks to complement and support existing programmes and initiatives, and early childhood strategies. This national programme aims to provide continuity and reinforcement outside of formal education, supporting children, parents and adults with low levels of literacy. The public library service is crucial to delivering the Right to Read campaign. With this in mind, we will be offering a range of Literacy supports for both Adults & Children. These include supports for Early Years, Primary school & Secondary schools as well as Adult Literacy resources.
One such resource is ‘TTRS’ – Touch-type, Read and Spell. TTRS is an award-winning, multi-sensory course that teaches typing, reading and spelling at the same time. In order to use TTRS you will need to have your own unique username & password. Please contact your local library to create a TTRS account. Once you have your log-in you can access the course from anywhere with internet access.