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Read Manchester

Mr Men Manchester

Read Manchester is led in partnership with Manchester City Council and engages local families with books and stories, and inspires them to make reading a priority in their everyday lives.

We work with children and young people across all areas as they reach each milestone in their education, helping to end the vicious cycle of illiteracy.

View the latest Read Manchester newsletter to find out what's been happening this summer.

Join Manchester’s One Million Minutes challenge!

Every minute counts – if we reach One Million Minutes of reading, we will be able to ‘unlock’ book boxes for local community groups and donate a day of storytelling for children at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

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Take 10 to Read

Join our campaign to Take 10 minutes to read and celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay.

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Wythenshawe Park Story Trail

Take a magical stroll through Wythenshawe Park on our brand new story trail.

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Become a Manchester Literacy Champion!

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Literacy Champions

For those who love poetry!

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News and successes

How to get involved...

  • There are lots of things Manchester families can do to boost their children's literacy from home.
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  • We have lots of resources and support for schools, helping children reach the recommended literacy level for each stage of their education.
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  • Read Manchester counts on the support of local businesses to help improve literacy levels in the city.
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