New literacy shop in Peterborough for four days

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A pop-up literacy shop is opening up for four days n Peterborough city centre.

Families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a book and find out where to get literacy support in the city and what other literacy activities they can get involved in.

Visitors will also be able to help grow a ‘literacy tree’ on the walls by writing the title of their favourite books or a favourite quote from a book onto paper leaves.

The shop in 19-21 Bridge Street is open from Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23 from 10am to 4pm each day.

The initiative is part of the Peterborough Literacy Campaign’s drive to boost literacy levels in the city.

Sally Atkinson, manager of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough, said; “This is a really exciting opportunity for the Peterborough Literacy Campaign to generate a buzz about the joy of reading and sharing stories right in the centre of the city.

“We invite everyone to drop in, whether it’s to browse the free books, get involved in the activities, relax with a book, contribute to the ‘literacy tree’ or just have a chat about our campaign and the literacy support available in the area.”