We’re really proud that Reading Ahead has become part of Read Manchester, a major campaign to get people of all ages reading in Manchester.
Manchester Reading Ahead is being backed by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, who says: "I have never really been a reader, but one thing I have learnt through my term as Lord Mayor is how important reading is, and more importantly how important it is for children to learn to read.
“However it’s never too late – I’m determined to turn this round and have signed myself up for the Reading Ahead Challenge to make sure that I do.
“Reading is a habit for life that we should all take up – it improves outcomes across the board for children and adults. I’ll be talking to all my friends and contacts about Reading Ahead and getting them to sign up too.”
Reading Ahead has been run for several years by Manchester Libraries, The Manchester College, Manchester Adult Education Service, HMP Manchester and INTO Manchester so we’re delighted that it will be spreading further across the city through this campaign.
20 April 2017