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

The BookBench trail

Bookbench smallThe Read Manchester BookBench trail of summer 2017 has now finished. A huge thank you to participating schools and community group, our host venues and everyone who followed the trail. 

The BookBenches are being returned to the schools and community groups that decorated then. See our gallery of images

Well done to everyone who completed the BookBench trail quiz. We'll be in touch with the winners before the end of September.

Get involved in Read Manchester

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

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