Liverpool Readathon Community Involvement

We’re joining  forces with the national charity Read for Good to unleash the power of Readathon on schools across the city for one glorious fortnight.  The Liverpool Readathon runs from 5-16 November 2018. We’re building a buzz about books and the power of stories by asking pupils to read what they love, with events from special guest authors Sarah McIntyre and Phil Earle to cheer us on and citywide Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) moments on both Fridays during the city-wide Readathon.

How Can I Support The Readathon?

You can support the Liverpool City Readathon by either sponsoring a pupil at a school you know or entering ‘Liverpool City Readathon’ as the school name when prompted here.  Money raised on the Liverpool City Readathon will go to school libraries (20% of the grand total raised) and fund Read for Good’s important work bringing stories to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, as well as the work of the Liverpool Learning Partnership towards supporting schools in the city with reading for pleasure.

How are cultural organisations, businesses and venues getting involved in Readathon?

Drop Everything and Read

Organisations taking part in the D.E.A.R sessions on 9th and 16th November: the Bluecoat, Tate Liverpool, Royal Court Theatre, School Improvement Liverpool, Into University, Bean There Cafe, FACT, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool University Library

Special Events

St Michael’s Councillors in conjunction with Liverpool Learning Partnership and Hola Parlanchines will be holding a free Liverpool Readathon event after school (3.30-4.30) in Sefton Park Library on Wednesday 7th November featuring stories in English and Spanish and lots of book-related arts and crafts.

Wavertree, Childwall, Woolton and Church Children’s Centre will be holding a craft and storytime session on Thursday 8th November from 1.15-2.45 at their Childwall site.

On Friday 9th and 16th November Tate Liverpool will have badge-making facilities available to allow visitors to create their own ‘What I’m Reading’ badges

On Saturday 10th November Walker Art Gallery will be launching their Storywalkers programme- 11am-4pm.

On Saturday 10th November Wigwam Cafe will be hosting Story Time sessions from 2pm-4pm with local children’s authors.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital will be launching Read To Bump sessions (in conjunction with Liverpool Libraries and Liverpool Learning Partnership) on 16th November at 10am

Donated prizes

In order to help promote and celebrate the Liverpool Readathon we have received a range of books/comics/magazines and marketing resources from a range of publishing/marketing firms.  We’d like to say a huge thank you to Knights Of, Bounce Marketing, Usborne Books, WRD About Books, Storytime Magazine, Pushkin Press, Chicken House Publishing, The Beano, The Phoenix, The Wizard and The Wyld and Catherine Isaac.

Other support

The Storybarn (part of The Reader) have supported Liverpool Readathon by offering a special discount to LLP schools booking to attend during the Readathon fortnight.

If your organisation would like to get involved in the Liverpool Readathon please email