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Reading Groups for Everyone is one of The Reading Agency’s programmes, run in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians.
Here we celebrate and share all the great things that reading groups and book clubs offer. You can find your nearest reading group, search for your next title to read and take advantage of free promotions, competitions and visits from authors.
We’ve also got resources on how to set up a reading group, advice on running events and tips on how to work with children and young people.
We are looking for 12 reading groups from across the UK to shadow the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Each participating group will receive a set (10 books) of one of the shortlisted titles once the shortlist is announced on 13 April, as well as an exclusive Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction reading pack with bookmarks, bookplates, bunting and a bottle of Baileys!
Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2015 – Celebrate in Libraries with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.
Parents of young children know that at the end of the day, when the little ones are finally tucked up in bed, it’s hard to muster up the energy to do anything more than plonk yourself in front of the TV and zone out. But what about all the things you wish you had the time and energy to do? What about reading a good book?