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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.

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Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is making a difference to families in Manchester.

Read Manchester is supporting Gorton Imagination Library as it celebrates 50 years of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar by gifting the iconic picture book to local children as part of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library book gifting scheme.

Find out more here
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GCSE revision postcards

Read Manchester has teamed up with eight of the city's high schools to create a series of GCSE English Literature revision postcards.

Find out more and download the postcards
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Radical Read writing competition

Young people in Manchester, aged 14-18, are invited to enter a remarkable creative writing competition taking them back in time to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Entry deadline: 4 March 2019 - NOW CLOSED

Find out more
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