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Read Manchester delivers exciting events and activities throughout the year to engage and inspire local families.

Keep an eye on this page as we regularly update it with fun and exciting events and activities for you to get involved in! You'll also find helpful resources and the Manchester Libraries Children and Families letter.

Our Year: Our Card library card competition

Calling all children and young people in Manchester!

We're running an exciting new competition with Manchester Libraries to redesign the city's library cards!

Learn more

Wythenshawe Park Story Trail

Take a magical stroll through Wythenshawe Park on our brand new story trail. Download the trail booklet here.

Wythenshawe Park Trail

Take 10

Our research shows us that reading can be an effective way of helping people take care of their mental health and wellbeing - and it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits!

Download the booklet for some tips on how to enjoy reading together with your little one or head to our national Take 10 page to find up-to-date information, events and resources on the Take 10 Challenge.

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101 Things to do in Manchester

There's never a dull moment in Manchester! Check out these brilliant literacy related activities for you and your child to enjoy.


Story trails, maps and more!

Download one of the exciting resources below for a fun-filled day of exploring, adventure and reading!

Manchester Libraries Children and Families monthly newsletter

Subscribe to Manchester Libraries Children and Families newsletter for monthly updates from our partner Manchester City Council.