Reading for Life - Engaged Reader. Inspired Mind

Turn your child into a voracious reader with the British Council Reading for Life programme– an exciting online reading and learning experience for children between ages of 7-12 years. Especially curated by the British Council, this 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 eBooks, audio books and graphic novels that will suit varied level of reading among children.

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

Interested? Register today and let you child be part of this memorable reading adventure! 

Programme starts on Saturday 03 February 2024. So, hurry and book your seats! 

Click here to register for the programme
If you are a British Council library member, click here and avail special members only fee

Know more about the programme: 

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 a happy and memorable learning experience.

How does the programme work?

  • 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 two specially designed workshops and one book discussion during the three-week programme
  • Receives a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by the British Council.


Workshops for 7 - 9 years

Workshop details Schedule

Wonderful Writers

When thoughts take shape, they look for words! Here is an activity that aims to encourage creative expression among children. Students explore different modes of honing their language skills and written expression. 

10 February 2024


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Smooth Speakers!

Do you have the talent of initiating a smart conversation?  Whether it is in front of a group of people you already know or a crowd of complete strangers, do you have the skill to communicate your ideas and thoughts with clarity and confidence?

17 February 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops for 10 to 12 years

Workshop details Schedule

Wonderful Writers!

George Orwell once said, “Good writing is like a windowpane.” Come to think of it, an impactful text opens a whole new vista for its readers! Join this event where you learn how to:

·       Ideate

·       Organize thoughts

·       Use the right words and expressions

·       Give a voice to your text

Put your piece together

10 February 2024 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Smooth Speakers!

Join this online event that gives you the opportunity to acknowledge your strengths and face your weaknesses while communicating your ideas. The interactive online session involves creative drama and role-play.


17 February 2024

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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.  Participants will receive a step guide once they register.

Programme fee

Registration Fee: BDT 700/- per participant.

Special offer: If you are a British Council Digital library member you can sign up for the program at BDT 420/-

Click here to register for the programme
If you are a British Council library member, click here and avail special members only fee