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Research finds that reading groups are good for your health

13 March 2011 / Research

Research commissioned by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) carried out by The Reading Agency and the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University (LISU) found that public libraries make a significant contribution to health and well-being in communities, particularly through reading groups and the other creative activities they offer. Headlines from the research relating to reading groups include: Nearly… more

Readers speak up for library-based reading groups in NW England

13 March 2011 / Impact / Research

At least 11,000 people are members of reading groups supported by library services in NW England. Many of these meet in library buildings; almost all of them are reading books provided by library services. At the end of 2010 10% of these members told Time To Read what they valued most about their reading group membership. Time To Read identified… more