RFL 2021

INR 1,700 per participant - click here to register

INR 950 per participant for library members, click here to register

** Registration for October batch is closed. We are now accepting the registrations for November batch.

Reading for Life is back with a completely new collection of books and workshops. Over 1,120 jubilant kids embarked on the reading adventure in 2020 from cities across India. Especially curated for 7 to 14-year olds, the programme aims to take your child on a journey from ‘Learning to Read’ to ‘Reading to Learn’ and help them grow as an engaged reader. The three-week online programme challenges kids to read at least one book every week from our curated online collection of e-books, audiobooks and comics.

While the different format of books will help children to strengthen their reading and listening skills, our expert-curated workshops and book review writing tasks will support them in enhancing their writing and inferring skills along with boosting their creativity as well as critical thinking.  

Programme objectives

  • Promote the love for reading among children
  • Help children grow as motivated, confident and engaged readers
  • Introduce children to a wide range of authors and literature
  • Encourage children to participate in group activities and help them develop their writing and speaking skills
  • Enhance their creativity, presentation and independent thinking skills
  • Provide children with a happy and memorable learning experience.

How does the programme work?

Every child who joins the programme:

  • will have access to our online library
  • reads at least ‘three books in three weeks’ to complete the challenge. 
  • writes and submits a review after reading each book.
  • participates in three specially designed workshops during the three-week programme.
  • receives a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by the British Council.

Workshops for 7 - 10 years - November batch


Workshop details Schedule

Book review writing

Kids will share their views about the story they’ve read and decide if they would recommend it to the other readers.

Saturday, 20 November

In the future

In this workshop, kids will be encouraged to think deeply about the story they’ve read. They should have a good understanding of the story setting and the characters, so that they can decide whether the story will be relevant in the future. 

Saturday, 27 November

Dear favourite character...

Here the kids will be asked to address their favourite character. They will be asked to write adjectives that describe the character, and using the same vocabulary, prepare a mini speech of approximately 90 seconds. This will enable the students to think deeply about reasons for which they like him/her, also use adjectives of character to convey their ideas.

Saturday, 4 December

Please check the downloads section for complete details.

Workshops for 11 - 14 years - November batch

Workshop details Schedule 

Book review writing

Kids will share their views about the story they’ve read and then decide if they would recommend it to other readers.

Saturday, 20 November

The poster maker

Craft is cool and kids love them! This workshop will be an excellent creative opportunity for kids to explore poster-making based on a book they’ve read. They’ll be expected to have a thorough understanding of the character - aspects such as appearance, challenges faced, how they got over them, about friends and family, etc. The poster will then be presented by the kids in small groups.

Saturday, 27 November

Beyond the book

Beyond the book will require kids to brainstorm and come up with an alternative befitting ending to a story they’ve read. They’ll also participate in a fun activity where they’ll get to write a postcard - from their favourite character to the rest of the class. 

Saturday, 4 December

Please check the downloads section for complete details.

About the collection

The digital collection provides a virtual tidal wave of brilliantly written titles on different genres a child could wish for. 

A special age-wise list has been curated by the British Council for the Reading for Life programme. The collection will be available to registered participants on https://library.britishcouncil.org or via an app on any digital device. Participants will receive a step guide once they register.

Programme fee

  • Registration Fee: INR 1,700/- per participant.
  • British Council library members: sign up for the program at INR 950/-

To register, click on the registration tab available on top of this page.

For any query, please email us at Indialibraries@britishcouncil.org or call us on +91 9830068181, Mon-Sat 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.