How libraries support reading groups
Libraries are the natural home of reading groups and at the heart of the Reading Groups for Everyone campaign. If you run a reading group, want to join one or are thinking of setting up a group, through Reading Groups for Everyone your library service can help you:
- Find reading groups you could join
- Provide information, ideas and inspiration to help you set up a group or support a group you are part of
- Get reading group offers from national library partners
And they have friendly knowledgeable staff who can talk to you about
everything to do with reading groups.
Finding a group for you
Libraries run their own reading groups and writing groups for adults, children, young people, families and babies and toddlers. They also provide support for groups run by local people and organisations.
Reading Groups for Everyone is the home of reading groups for libraries. Search the site to find groups near to you.
Get help, ideas and inspiration
Libraries do all sorts of things to support reading groups and to promote reading in their local community. Use Reading Groups for Everyone to discover how your library service can support you and your group to:
- Get recommendations for books your group can read
- Get sets of books for your reading group
- Set up your own reading group or writing group
- Find out what they offer groups that want to try writing
- Get involved in the events that your library service runs such as writer events, Readers' Days, workshops and festivals
If you're looking for a venue for your group to meet in, get in touch with your library service through Reading Groups for Everyone and they will be able to advise -- it could be the library or they can recommend other local meeting places.
If you work for an organisation that runs or wants to run a reading group then get in touch with your library service through Reading Groups for Everyone to see how they can help.
You'll find more ideas and support for running reading groups in Tips where you can also add your own ideas.
And check out Impact to read more about the benefits of reading groups and how libraries are supporting them. You can add your own stories too.