On Saturday 3July 2021 at Wythenshawe Park, the National Literacy Trust hid several resource packs around the park for children to discover!
The bags were hidden in trees, under benches, in long grass and in the outside seating area at The Courtyard Café. Each pack contained information about the Summer Reading Challenge, a book token, a packet of wildflower seeds, a bookmark and a Nature Quest booklet. Over 150 book tokens were exchanged at the Read Manchester stall on the day.
Children of all ages were able to choose a free book to take home with them from a wide selection. In particular, stories from Jacqueline Wilson, Jeff Kinney and David Walliams proved very popular.
Siobhan and Angela from Manchester Libraries delivered some fantastic storytelling sessions at 11am and 1pm. Despite a very rainy morning, children and families on the day had a great time singing the Hokey Cokey and listening to some stories.
Feedback from the day.
"The quality of the books was phenomenal and totally tapped into my son's favourite authors - brilliant!
Giving away books to all children is a brilliant way to make reading accessible to all children, of all backgrounds."