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Reading Friends

Reading Friends is an innovative reading befriending programme administered by The Reading Agency, developed with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, that tackles loneliness through the power of reading.

We aim to bring people together to read, share stories and have fun. We use reading - whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else - to start everyone chatting.

Everyone is welcome so come along, meet new people and share stories together.

You don't need to:

  • be a library member to take part
  • book beforehand
  • read anything before the session

The following libraries have Reading Friends groups that are open to anyone:

If you have any questions about Reading Friends, please email [email protected].

If you would like to start your own Reading Friends Group, either in one of our libraries or at a different location, please get in touch.


Watch a video about Reading Friends

Watch a video about Reading Friends

Last updated 19 January 2024