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This exciting campaign aims to inspire Peterborough to enjoy reading more, and to put on fun and exciting reading-related activities.

The Peterborough Celebrates Reading campaign is open to everyone. It’s a chance to get behind the celebrations and support them in whatever way you’d like.

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Events & Activities

Lots of events and activities to mark Peterborough Celebrates Reading are being run by schools, community groups, charities and businesses.

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February 2020 Year of Reading Activities & Events

Youngsters can enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities and events throughout February as part of the Year of Reading. The campaign has been organised by Peterborough City Council, the National Literacy Trust, Vivacity and City College Peterborough to get children interested in books and more parents reading to their children from a young age. The scheme kicked off back in June last year has already been a real success story with dozens of activities enjoyed by hundreds of children as well as parents, school teachers and staff. Councillor Lynne Ayres, cabinet member for children's services, education, skills and university for Peterborough City Council, said: "Reading is one of the most important skills for a child to learn and will dictate how well they achieve throughout their education. “The Year of Reading events are making a positive difference and there is still much more to come, so I would urge everyone to get involved.”

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Get Involved

The Peterborough Celebrates Reading campaign is open to everyone. It’s a chance to get behind the festivities and support it in whatever way you’d like. Please see below for more details.

Examples of how you can get involved include:

• Join a Library

• Hosting your own reading-themed event or activity 

• Adding a Peterborough Celebrates Reading element to your     
  existing campaign, event or activity 

• Adding our logo to your marketing collateral 

• Volunteering at some of the planned celebrations 

• Spread the word! Share our Peterborough Celebrates Reading

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There are lots of events and activities taking place throughout 2019-2020 which offer a range of volunteering opportunities and also occasions where you can collaborate. Some of these opportunities have been highlighted in this section of the website. Please contact the event organiser direct.

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