In summer 2016, displays of decorated BookBenches will be showcased inside cultural hubs, leisure complexes and shopping centres across the region. They will provide colourful stimulus and innovative backdrops to live events and workshops linked to literacy development.

Millennium Point has been chosen as one of the many display venues to officially host the BookBenches that are to take over the city from July - September!

After the display, the BookBenches will be returned to the schools and community groups that decorated them, where they could become a lasting feature of a library, book corner or outside learning environment.

With the help of the Big Read display venues, the BookBenches will be complemented by literary-inspired events, from storytelling sessions, poetry workshops and illustration classes, to poetry slams, comic book swaps and record-breaking read-a-thons.