On 1 February, Adele Parks will be launch a national literacy campaign in Harlesden Library. The Six Book Challenge is aimed at encouraging adults with reading difficulties to read more. Brent has been asked to host the launch as it had the highest number of participants in last year's programme.
The Six Book Challenge is run by independent charity The Reading Agency to help tackle the UK's continuing skills deficit. New Government figures show that 15% (5.1 million) of the working age population in England are still at or below the literacy level expected of an 11 year old.