The BookBench trail
The 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.
Summer Reading Challenge
Encourage your child to get involved this summer. Learn more about the challenge and this year’s theme
Manchester Reading Ahead
Pick six things to read - then record, rate and review them in a special diary to get a certificate. Find out more
Story time sessions
Details of free weekly story time sessions at libraries across the city aimed at under-fives and their families
Information on National Literacy Trust membership and opportunities for your school to support the campaign.Learn more
Download our tips for making story time special with your child.Learn more
Local businesses have the resources, reach and knowledge to make a real impact.Learn more