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Take 10 minutes to read

We are calling on Manchester residents of all ages to Take 10! Reading for 10 minutes every day can help you relax, learn and feel good. You could spend 10 minutes reading on your journey to work, on your lunch break or before bed.

Find out why author Matt Haig is supporting our Take 10 campaign.

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Radical Read

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, Read Manchester has devised a reading and learning resource for 14 to 18-year-olds to celebrate young people’s involvement in peaceful protest over the last 200 years.

Radical Read is also working with groups of young people to look in more depth at the themes in the resource pack. They’ll then perform, present and share their responses at a Radical Read Event on Wednesday 3 July.

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Made in Manchester

Don't miss the beautiful multilingual community poem Made in Manchester.

Made in Manchester currently comprises 65 languages, including British Sign Language and will continue to evolve and represent the city’s many communities.

Forty of the contributors were filmed as a window into the full written poem which can be viewed in Manchester Central Library.

Watch the video and find out more

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    Latest news

    Find out the latest literacy news in our Read Manchester newsletter - May 2019.

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    Read Manchester celebrates Empathy Day

    Manchester Libraries held 22 Rhyme Time sessions on empathy for pre-school children across the city.
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    Read Manchester GCSE revision postcards

    Read Manchester has teamed up with eight local high schools to create a series of revision materials covering texts examined as part of GCSE English Literature.
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    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is making a difference to families in Manchester

    Read Manchester is supporting Gorton Imagination Library as it celebrates 50 years of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar with local families.
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    Getting your child ready for school

    Reading and talking to your child every day prepares them to learn and succeed when they start school.

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    Spanish sessions at Central Library

    Central Library are running monthly Spanish activity sessions.

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    Sensory Story Time sessions at Central Library

    Central Library are running monthly autism-friendly sensory Story Time sessions.

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More information

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    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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  • Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016: Spotlight on Boots Opticians


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