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Stoke Reads, BookBenches 2019

We joined forces with the National Literacy Trust and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to bring our iconic BookBench sculptures to the city as part of Stoke Reads, a campaign to promote reading and boost literacy levels. The BookBench project celebrated the city’s creativity and encouraged children and families to talk about books and read together.

Visitors found more than 20 BookBenches decorated by schools and community groups with designs inspired by books and reading on display at cultural and leisure venues across Stoke-on-Trent. At the end of the event the BookBenches are returned to the schools and community groups that decorated them, where they will become a lasting feature of a library, book corner or outside learning environment.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Trail: 12 April – 30 June 2019
Partner: National Literacy Trust
Charity: National Literacy Trust
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