7th October 2014
I love reading – in fact I will read just about anything!
Reading is a real joy, but is also an essential part of my life and of my work. There is no mistaking the reality that, without the ability to read, I would not be able to do the work I do; I would not be able to live the life I now lead.
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Reading magazines is a great way to get children to enjoy reading and to engage them with their favourite characters. Find out more.
Getting boys to write
Author Simon Mayo supports our campaign for parents, with tips to encourage boys to enjoy writing. Find out more.
Family mealtime chat
Natalie Cassidy supports our drive to get families talking at mealtimes. Find out more.
Helping your child with reading
Did you know that as a parent you can make all the difference to your child’s communication skills? By spending time with your children, speaking and reading with them you can really help them develop key literacy skills. To find out more, click here.
Join the library together
Did you know that there are 11 libraries in Middlesbrough? It’s free to join and every child can get their own library card. You can borrow up to 10 books and story tapes as well as hiring up to 6 media items such as DVDs, PlayStation2 and 3 games, X-Box 360 games, Nintendo Wii and DS games. You can also use the internet. Find your nearest library here.
Over to you
What do you think about the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign? Are you coming to our launch event and has the campaign affected anyone you know? Let us know what you think and we will publish some of your thoughts.
Until 2 Nov 2014
Learning the ropes: Painting a picture of Captain Cook's Young Apprentice | Captain Scott Birthplace Museum
An exhibition on Cook's first Pacific voyage (1768-71.
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Until 4 Dec 2014
Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams
Key pieces from the leading British designer's 50 year career.
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