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We work in Peterborough to inspire a love of reading in families across the city, helping parents and carers to support their children’s literacy skills, and making the magic of stories accessible to everyone.

We work with a focus on getting early years children ready to start school. We also create and share fun activities to encourage reading for pleasure and parental engagement.

  • Fun activities and top literacy tips for Peterborough families.
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  • We support schools to improve their literacy levels, and encourage pupils to read and write in their own time.
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  • The work we do in Peterborough is community driven, which means we need as many local businesses and people involved as possible.
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A Royal celebration

Young Peterborough changemakers receive royal recognition at Clarence House Reception

"I’m proud to be a Literacy Champion and meeting like-minded individuals to discuss how we can work together was motivating."

James Bryant, 17

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Aleesha Mbye and James Bryant meet HMQ

Peterborough community bookshelves

We have 16 community bookshelves dotted around the city for you to visit. Borrow, swap, keep and enjoy any of the books you find there!

Find your closest community bookshelf here

Peterborough Literacy Champions

Sign up as a volunteer Literacy Champion and, if you live in Peterborough, you'll have the chance to join a fantastic team of supported volunteers!

Find out more about becoming a Literacy Champion and sign up with the link below.

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