Read North East key events and activities

April 2018

Toddle Along to Friends Like Us, 5 April 
littleboyInter-generational stories, songs & crafts for young and old together at Gateshead Library.




Family Story Walk, 17 April
walking
Outdoor family story walks, Gateshead Library.





Bookworm Babies, starting from 17 April 

bookworm babies
Six week course to introduce babies to reading at Seven Stories, Newcastle.





March 2018

NEPACS

nepacsTo 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.



February 2018

Sunderland AFC v Middlesbrough FC book giveaway
football boysThe 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.




December 2017

Greggs leaflet distribution

greggs3,000 Read North East leaflets with story time tips for parents displayed in every Greggs store in the North East.







Book ownership research

book ownershipNational 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. 







November 2017

Middlesbrough FC v Sunderland AFC
football2Read 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.





Stockton Sparkles
stockBook giveaway at Stockton Sparkles Christmas lights switch on, where 400 books were gifted to local families along with story time tips.






October 2017

intu Metrocentre public launch
metrocentreBook giveaway at Stockton Sparkles Christmas lights switch on, where 400 books were gifted to local families along with reading tips.






March 2017

Campaign launch event at the University of Sunderland

launch in marchOver 60 organisations committed to supporting the campaign.