Stoke Reads

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The National Literacy Hub in Stoke-on-Trent is known as Stoke Reads. It brings together partners across the city to promote reading and boost literacy levels.

Stoke Reads inspires the city to enjoy reading and helps parents to support their children’s literacy skills. Schools are delivering innovative literacy projects and businesses have the opportunity to play an important role in raising literacy levels.


Stoke Reads BookBenches

We brought BookBench sculptures to Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the city’s love of reading!

20 BookBenches were decorated by schools and community groups spent the summer at cultural and leisure venues across the city. They are now at the schools that decorated them, where they will form a permanent reading-corner.

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    The BookBenches

    See all the amazing BookBenches, decorated by local schools.
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  • Stoke BookBench trail

    Trail map and activities

    Download the BookBench trail map and fun activities linked to the benches!
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Get involved

  • Parents


    You can support your child's reading at all ages.


    Find out more.

  • Schools and settings

    Find out how your school or setting can get involved in Stoke Reads.

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  • Business


    Use your business’ resources, reach and local knowledge to make a real impact.

    Contact us.

Reading challenges

Partners