20 amazing BookBenches have popped up across Stoke-on-Trent!  The BookBenches will be at host venues across Stoke-On-Trent until the end of June to encourage reading and provide a place for rest.

You can pick up a copy of the book bench trai...

8 Feb 2018

The 100 Million Minutes of Reading Challenge is being organised by leading charity Achievement for All to engage more children and young people with reading.  The challenge is returns 1st March - 9th March 2018.

The campaign will challenge e...

30 Nov 2017

On 28 November, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of The National Literacy Trust, visited Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the work of the charity's Hub in the city with school children, authors and local organisations.

Her Royal Highness...

16 Nov 2017

This 13-17 November, let's inspire children everywhere to love reading for fun!

Every year, we join up with schools, libraries, children, parents and carers to celebrate books and reading for pleasure. Here, you can find reading tips, book suggestions...

7 Nov 2017

Challenge posters, about the Stoke 100 Reads Challenge, to put up around school are  now available at the following links: 

Any Primary school pu...

Don’t forget, there are exciting reward up for grabs for children who read books on the Stoke 100 Reads list!

  • Primary school pupils who complete every title on list will receive a certificate and can claim a special limited edition copy of The BFG...

Three families in Stoke-on-Trent have been chosen to receive a bundle of books after sharing 'reading selfies' as part of the Stoke Reads campaign.

Families across the city were encouraged to take pictures of their favourite reading spots, and share t...

A new project has been launched to inspire families to read and sing with their premature babies at Royal Stoke University Hospital. As part of our Stoke Reads campaign special story packs will be gifted to parents whose new-borns are in the Neonatal...

Children aged five and under can claim a special pop-up copy of Barry the Fish with Fingers when they have read the first 25 books on the Stoke 100 Reads list. 

The mini challenge aims to get them hooked on reading, so they continue the fu...

It`s back! Stoke-on-Trent Libraries in association with City Centre Partnership will be running their Christmas card competition again.
 
The competition is open to all children age nought to 16. Age categories are:

  • under four years

  • five to s...

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