Advanced search

Browse your search results by sector:

Browse by audience:


About the campaign

Read Manchester is campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city.

Read Manchester brings together a range of partners to raise awareness of the importance of reading and its power to transform children’s lives, by galvanising a range of partners from the community, including schools, businesses, libraries and public services.  

How you can get involved

  • Look out for the #ReadMCR hashtag on Twitter and share your favourite reading moments using the hashtag 
  • Visit the Central Library and the network of community and neighbourhood libraries across the city to discover fabulous reading and learning spaces, and check the catalogue to gain free access to millions of books
  • Start your own reading group, take part in a community book swap, volunteer to help children read, or join in with activities taking place throughout the year 
  • Find more information for parents, businesses and schools

National Literacy Trust research shows that children who read daily outside out of school are five times more likely to read above the expected level for their age than those who never read outside of school.

Reading is a fundamental building block in developing broader literacy skills which will enable children and young people to fulfil their potential and play a full part in the economic and cultural life of the city.

Back to Read Manchester home.


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.