Manchester Metrolink have been giving away thousands of free books to commuters today to mark World Book Day.

In a collaboration with Manchester City Council and the Literacy Trust, books were placed on seats for passengers to pick up as they began their journeys this morning, hoping to promote a ‘love of reading amongst children and their families’

Free books are also being handed out at three city libraries, Central Lubrary in St Peter’s Sqaure, Abraham Moss Library and the Forum Library in Wythenshawe.

Councillor Adele Douglas of Manchester City Council said: “Research shows that reading literally can change lives, and what better day to champion and celebrate this than on World Book Day.”

“So, whether you’re on a tram, sitting at home, or out and about in one of our libraries, pick up a book and see where it takes you!”

Thu 2 Mar
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 2 Mar 2023