Book Clubs Hit The Road

We are launching outreach book clubs to promote reading to families living throughout Manchester and Salford.

Book clubs are planned for Wythenshawe and Little Hulton over the summer holidays, as well as our central Manchester base. Events will be held in other areas later in the year.

The book clubs allow families participate in reading activities and choose and take home for good a large selection of children’s books. They also now have an IT corner with literacy apps and comic section to engage more reluctant young readers.

Reading is a passport to a good education but children living in poverty often do not have many books at home and are less likely to read for fun outside of school. They are less likely to become confident readers which is a basic tool for achievement at school.

As well as giving books to families who cannot afford to buy them, the clubs promote the importance of reading and literacy to children and, crucically, their parents. 

Support our Books Are GRRREAT! Appeal:

- Donate new or good quality second hand books and comics suitable for children aged 0-18. We are particularly looking for donations of interactive or sound books for very young children or children with additional needs.

- Make a financial donation by texting BOOK to 70500 to donate £5.

- Join in the fun and become a book club volunteer! Email

You can drop book donations off at our office at 26 Wood Street M3 3EF off Deansgate (we are right beside John Rylands Library) Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30 or call 0161 834 3140 to arrange a collection.    

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