Read Manchester

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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.

Share a Story Live

Read Manchester has partnered with World Book Day to bring its Share a Story Live event to Manchester on 7 March. An exciting line-up of authors including Cressida Cowell, Tom Fletcher will be telling stories live on stage at the Runway Visitor Park and a number of lucky primary schools will be selected to join on the day,

Download the Share a Story Live leaflet
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Bee a Reader

This summer Read Manchester teamed up with Bee in the City, a spectacular public art event, to launch ‘Bee a Reader’.

'Bee a Reader' used the buzz of the bee sculptures, which popped up across Manchester this summer, to encourage the whole city to spend 10 minutes reading or sharing stories every day, with a series of events, tips and a creative writing competition.

Find out more about the winners of the Bee a Reader creative writing competition.
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Summer Reading Challenge

Read Manchester has contributed to another successful Summer Reading Challenge this year, with more than 5,000 children in the city completing the challenge and almost 39,000 books borrowed from Manchester libraries by children taking part.

Find out more and download the report

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More information

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    The latest news and opportunities for your school to support the campaign.

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