Toddle Along to Friends Like Us, 5 April
Family Story Walk, 17 April
Outdoor family story walks, Gateshead Library.
Bookworm Babies, starting from 17 April
Six week course to introduce babies to reading at Seven Stories, Newcastle.
To mark World Book Day the Read North East campaign gifted 100 £1 books to NEPACS, a charity that supports the families of prisoners in the North East.
Sunderland AFC v Middlesbrough FC book giveawayThe National Literacy Trust and representatives from local library services gave away free books to football fans at this local derby game at the Stadium of Light.
Greggs leaflet distribution
3,000 Read North East leaflets with story time tips for parents displayed in every Greggs store in the North East.
Book ownership research
National Literacy Trust releases research on children’s book ownership in the North East, which found that 28,000 children in the region do not own a book.
Middlesbrough FC v Sunderland AFC
Read North East stand at Middlesbrough v Sunderland game at the Riverside Stadium, where 300 books were gifted to young football fans along with reading tips.
Book giveaway at Stockton Sparkles Christmas lights switch on, where 400 books were gifted to local families along with story time tips.
intu Metrocentre public launch
Book giveaway at Stockton Sparkles Christmas lights switch on, where 400 books were gifted to local families along with reading tips.
Over 60 organisations committed to supporting the campaign.