Read Manchester

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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.

With a focus on the area of Wythenshawe, we work with children and young people as they reach each milestone in their education, helping to end the vicious cycle of illiteracy.

Our Year: Our Card library card competition

Calling all children and young people in Manchester! We're running an exciting new competition with Manchester Libraries to redesign the city's library cards!


Wythenshawe Park Story Trail

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

Wythenshawe Park Trail


Become a Manchester Literacy Champion!

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We've got lots going on in Manchester!

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News and successes

Connecting Stories

Download and enjoy free Walk and Talk trails and activities.

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Success stories

  • Manchester families

    For families

    There are lots of things Manchester families can do to boost their children's literacy from home.
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  • Manchester schools

    For schools

    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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  • Manchester supporters

    For supporters

    Read Manchester counts on the support of local businesses to help improve literacy levels in the city.
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