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Reading groups

Reading groups are not about deep literary discussions and not about right or wrong interpretations of a book, they are just great fun.

They are a great way for people who enjoy reading to get together and relax whilst sharing thoughts and feelings about books. They can also lead them to discover new authors or types of fiction (or even non-fiction) that they may not have tried before.

A number of libraries hold reading groups:

Emersons Green

3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm

Crime reading group 1st Tuesday of every month at 6.30pm

Filton

1st Monday of every month at 5.45 – 6.45pm

Hanham

1st Tuesday of every month at 11.30am – 12.30

3rd Tuesday of every month at 11.30am – 12.30pm

2nd Thursday of every month at 6 – 7pm

Patchway

Every 6 weeks on a Wednesday, 7:30 – 9.00pm

Thornbury

First Friday of every month 2 – 3pm

How to register interest in joining a reading group

If there is not one in your local library, email librarysupportservices@southglos.gov.uk or telephone 01454 865663 to register your interest.  If enough people do, we may be able to set one up in your local library, so get your friends involved.

Please include the following information in your email:

Name, address, postcode, email address and preferred time of meeting (morning, afternoon or evening). Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

For children

We run monthly Chatterbooks reading groups in several libraries.

If you are already part of a reading group we can support you with:

  • group membership (a small charge applies)
  • eight week loan period
  • access to multiple copies of individual titles (the LibrariesWest website has a list of suggested reads)
  • free loan of audio books for groups with visually impaired members
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