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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.

Manchester’s One Million Minutes Challenge – we did it!

Between 30th of October and 10th of November 2023, Read Manchester and Read for Good joined together to challenge Manchester to read for One Million Minutes! Click below to find out how the city did!

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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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Wythenshawe Park Trail


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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