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Liverpool Learning Partnership and Read for Good’s Readathon

More than 70 schools are joining forces to run a city-wide sponsored read this week in a celebration of libraries, reading and the power of stories.

Liverpool Learning Partnership and Read for Good’s Readathon

Read for Good has been running its Readathon in individual schools since 1984, motivating millions of children to get reading. Now the charity is working with the Liverpool Learning Partnership to bring the power of its Readathon to a whole city for the first time, reinforcing Liverpool’s reputation as a city of readers.

Children are sponsored to read whatever they like – from comics to classics – and money raised will be used for school libraries and by the charities to fund their work in Liverpool, including Read for Good’s mobile bookcase and resident storyteller at Alder Hey. The Readathon is running during this year’s inaugural Libraries Week, with some 20,000 children taking part.

Highlights include a mid-week visit by author/illustrator Sarah McIntyre and links with trainee teachers at John Moore’s University. As part of its wider work, the LLP will also be working with Liverpool Libraries Service during the week to ensure more pupils and families are equipped with library cards and have access to the online library collection at On Friday 13 October at 1.30pm, classrooms across the city will fall silent as schools participate in a DEAR Liverpool (drop-everything-and-read).

On your marks, Liverpool? Ready, set, read!

Event Date: Monday 9th October – Saturday 14th October 2017


Location: liverpool central library

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Contact Details

Annie Smith, Tel: 01453 839005

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This event has been submitted by the event organiser and is not endorsed by Culture Liverpool or Liverpool City Council. If you have any questions, please direct them to the event organiser.

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