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We work in Birmingham to raise literacy levels and change the life stories of young people and adults across the city. It is run in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and is our first Literacy Hub to be founded with a university. Research is therefore at the core of our work.

We are working with local schools, young people, businesses and cultural organisations on a series of engaging activities to spread awareness of the importance of storytelling and literacy at every stage of life.

We believe stories connect us to each other, to opportunities and to our interests and believe these types of connections are vital for raising literacy levels in the city of Birmingham.

🎉Books Aloud is here!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Books Aloud our latest campaign challenging everyone to read aloud with any groups you're involved with at least five times before 31 July 2024!

Perfect for community leaders, teachers, sports coaches, anyone working with adults and teenagers. AND... there are prizes up for grabs!

Sign up to the Books Aloud Challenge
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If you would like to receive updates on our work, or make another kind of enquiry, email the Birmingham team.

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