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We don’t stop until we get people reading.

Digital reading has the power to reach billions. It also has the power to inspire. We work with parents, teachers and librarians to foster reading cultures.

We empower readers at every stage of life

We join forces with partners to make a bigger difference

We work across sectors to catalyze systems change: testing bold new models, building the evidence for impact, supporting partners to integrate digital reading into their work, and then scaling to the next level.

We deliver high quality, engaging and relevant content

Readers everywhere connect with stories they can see themselves in. We nurture the development of local publishing industries to support strong reading ecosystems.

And it’s working

We’re helping people read well, read more and develop a love for reading. Each step of the way we’re experimenting, iterating and following the data to amplify our impact.

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More than 1.6 million people read free online books with Opera Mini and Worldreader

We are thrilled to celebrate International Literacy Day 2019 by announcing that, so far in 2019, more than 1.6 million people have been reading online books in more than 52 languages with Opera Mini and Worldreader.  This marks a major success in our joint effort to bring free e-books to people around the world. In … Continue Reading →

12 books you should read this International Literacy Day
This International Literacy Day is a particularly special one for us at Worldreader. And here’s why: the theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism.’ Put simply, this year UNESCO is highlighting how crucial local language content is when it comes to getting the world to read. This is something that we at Worldreader care about deeply.  The … Continue Reading →
Moving Mountains for Literacy

#KiliChallenge19 Last month, a team of 9 climbers set out to take on Africa’s biggest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to bring digital reading to thousands of people in Kenya. This is their incredible #KiliChallenge19 journey. There is still time to donate and help reach more readers. It all started with one library They say that libraries … Continue Reading →

How digital reading helped a Syrian refugee family gain confidence in new surroundings

What’s it like raising kids when the going gets tough?  If you’re a parent, you know that it’s tough enough raising kids in the best of circumstances: the sleepless nights, getting kids to eat their greens, the consuming feeling that we can’t always be around to protect them. The list goes on. But what about … Continue Reading →

You can change lives with digital reading.