Stoke Reads

The Stoke-on-Trent Literacy Hub is branded Stoke Reads. The campaign brings together partners across the city to promote reading and boost literacy levels.


Stoke Reads was launched in November 2016 by the National Literacy Trust and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The campaign 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 importance role in raising literacy levels.

Since it's launch highlights of the Stoke Reads campaign include:

  • Created the book list 'Stoke 100 Reads' list of books to read at primary school.

  • Launching story packs on the neonatal ward at Stoke Royal University Hospital, which are given to the parents of premature babies. The packs include a copy of Guess How Much I Love You and tips on supporting the development of newborns.

  • Delivering professional development training to secondary school teachers in Stoke-on-Trent, which will help them to improve literacy at their schools.

  • Creating a book list of 101 books for young people to read at secondary school and beyond, following on from the Stoke 100 Reads list of books to read at primary school.

  • Delivering fun football-themed literacy events for pupils and families in partnership with Stoke City Football Club.

  • Giving out over 3,000 free books to children across the city to inspire them to enjoy reading.

  • Running engaging competitions for pupils with Emma Bridgewater and Autonet Insurance.


You can read more about Stoke Reads on the Literacy Trust website:


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