Halton Readathon 1st - 6th July 2019


To promote reading to all ages using the library as a resource and venue for activity.


60,000 reading minutes in a week between 1st and 6th July 2019.

The emphasis is about reading for pleasure, talking about books you love and “mass” reading events for schools. Each person/ group can add their minutes to the Halton Readathon total by using twitter and the hashtag #haltonreadathon

Primary Target Groups/ Individuals:

Schools and Children’s Centres; can book in to one of 5 spaces per hour in the libraries around Halton to take part in a readathon event, part of the “cosy cumfy club”. Aim is 30 children per hour per space reading.

There are 10,000 children of Primary and Junior age in Halton, these are the primary group to target, although other childrens activity groups will encouraged to take part, scouts/ guides/ brownies, activity centres etc.


Adults will be encouraged to read during the week, either as a group or individuals. Groups such as pensioners, WI, Soroptomists, Probus etc will be contacted and asked if they can get their members to read a book during the week.

PCSO’s, Fire and Ambulance services will also be encouraged to read and use their twitter accounts to encourage others.

Why not join in with one of the ‘Read in the Park’ events between 10 – 1pm (weather permitting):
2nd July - Victoria Park, Widnes
3rd July - Hough Green Park, Widnes
4th July - Phoenix Park, Runcorn 

Bring a blanket and maybe a picnic and catch up with a great story.

Contact Nicola Lamb To Register Interest: 


tel: 0151 511 7744 


Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.