Liverpool Reads

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has named 2020 the Year of Reading in Liverpool.

Throughout the year we will be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to read for pleasure – whether that’s enjoying a novel, picking up a poem, or entering the world of comic books.


Story Time at the Palm House Café: Wednesday 19th February 2020, 2-3pm

Granby and Dingle Children's Centre will be at the Palm House, Sefton Park,  for rhymes and story time themed around Random Acts of Kindness Day.

The session is aimed at children under seven but siblings are welcome to join in the fun.

The Palm House café will be open and you can help yourself to a book from the Palm House’s book exchange.

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Launch of Quick Reads Central Library: 18th February 2020, 6pm

some booksCome along to Central Library at 6pm on 18th February 2020 where Milly Johnson, A A Dhand, and Clare Mackintosh introduce their new bite-size books written for Quick Reads, the life-changing literacy programme run by The Reading Agency.

Quick Reads play a vital role in addressing the UK’s adult literacy crisis through engaging and accessible books by best-selling authors, ensuring that the pleasures and benefits of reading are available to everyone.

This free event is the first partnership between and the Reading Agency and British Library’s Living Knowledge Network who will be live streaming it to their public library partners across the UK.

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Our partners

Across Liverpool there are many organisations that already understand the importance of reading for pleasure. The organisations that are helping to plan activities for Liverpool Reads are:

Also working with us are:

Support with reading

If you would like to improve your reading and writing skills there is plenty of support available from the Liverpool Adult Learning Service who can help you: 

How can you get involved?

Search for #LiverpoolReads on Twitter to let us know what you’re reading or how you’re getting involved with the programme.

If you or your organisation would like to get involved or you are a business that would like to offer sponsorship please contact Cllr Barbara Murray, cabinet member for education, employment and skills via email at