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Read, enjoy, succeed

Read Manchester is a campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city.

Bee a Reader

Read Manchester is delighted to be part of Bee in the City – a spectacular art event which will see a hundreds of giant bee sculptures on the streets in Manchester this summer.

As part of Read Manchester, the ‘Bee a Reader’ initiative will use the buzz of the bee sculptures to encourage the whole city to spend 10 minutes reading or sharing stories every day.

Find out how you can get involved and take on the Bee a Reader Challenge.
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More information

  • Manc children


    Information on National Literacy Trust membership and opportunities for your school to support the campaign. 

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    Download our tips for making story time special with your child.

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    Local businesses have the resources, reach and knowledge to make a real impact.  

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