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Reading groups

Have you always wanted to join a reading group but don't know where to start? Do you enjoy reading and want to share your thoughts about books with others? Do you want to set up your own reading group, but you're worried about the cost? Then wonder no more.

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Reading groups are a wonderful way to explore the social aspect of reading. You can share your thoughts about your group's chosen book, discuss related issues, and indulge in your passion for the written word. Reading groups can meet in the library, a cafe, a pub, your living room, a community centre, or anywhere else you choose.

We'd like to encourage more reading groups to form in the Middlesbrough area. We have a great selection of reading group books to choose from, as well as support notes linked to the texts for group discussion. We can also give you tips on starting a reading group.

The reading groups website also helps to spread the word about the great things offered by reading groups, writing groups, and book clubs.

If you're interested in setting up a reading group, we can arrange for you to borrow multiple copies of books.

Current reading groups

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Acklam Library - groups with spaces

2nd Monday of each month, 10am to 11am

3rd Monday of each month, 10am to 11am

To find out more, contact Acklam Library by calling 01642 817810 or emailing acklam_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Acklam Library - groups without spaces

1st Friday of each month, 10am to 11am

3rd Tuesday of each month, 4pm to 5pm

To put your name on the waiting list for these groups, contact Acklam Library by calling 01642 817810 or emailing acklam_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Grove Hill Library

First Monday of the month, 9:30am

The group is currently full. Contact Grove Hill Library on 01642 822555 or email grove_hill_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Marton Library

Monthly on a Monday afternoon, 4pm to 5pm

Contact Marton Library by calling 01642 300255 or emailing marton_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk to find out more.