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Reading Groups

Why should you join a reading group?

Meet other people who enjoy reading

You will find that some groups may only discuss the book, but many find that discussions expand to subjects linked to the book, or anything else. It's a great way to socialise, many catch up on what's going on in their lives outside of the group. It's also a great way to meet new people and make friends, especially if you’re new to the area.

Get more from your own reading experience

Being part of a reading group allows you to share your thoughts about a book and hear what others have thought about it too.

You can share book recommendations with each other and find new authors and titles you may never have picked up.

72% of reading group members say that they have read more since joining their group.

A positive impact on health and wellbeing

Being part of a reading group is linked to enhanced:

  • relaxation
  • calmness
  • concentration
  • quality of life
  • confidence
  • self-esteem

How to become part of a reading group

Ask at your local library, the team will be happy to pass on your contact details to the local reading group leader. We have reading groups for those aged 16+ at libraries across the borough.

Look at the Events page for up-to-date information.

Visit the Reading Groups for Everyone website for other local reading groups, ideas for what to read next, and tips on setting up your own reading group.

Ask library staff about loan facilities for reading group members.

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