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Reading groups

Set up a reading group

Have you always wanted to join a reading group but didn'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 are concerned about the expense? Then wonder no more.

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 café, a pub, your living room, a community centre, or anywhere else you choose.

Middlesbrough Libraries would 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 for 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 organise for you to borrow multiple copies of books. Please contact:

Ruth Cull
Phone: 01642 729409
Emailruth_cull@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Current reading groups

Acklam Library morning  |  monthly on a Monday morning  |  10am to 11am
The group is full at the moment.  Please contact Acklam Library to place your name on a reserve list.  With sufficient numbers, Acklam Library will host additional reading groups.
Please contact Acklam Library on 01642 817810 or email acklam_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Acklam Library evening  |  monthly on a Tuesday evening  |  5.30pm to 6.30pm
The group is full at the moment.  Please contact Acklam Library to place your name on a reserve list.  With sufficient numbers, Acklam Library will host additional reading groups.
Please contact Acklam Library on 01642 817810 or email acklam_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Berwick Hills Library  |  meet on the second Wednesday of every month
Please contact Berwick Hills Library on 01642 246947 or email berwick_hills_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Grove Hill Library  |  meet monthly on a Monday morning  |  10am
The group is currently full. However you can contact the library on 01642 822555 or email grove_hill_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk for enquiries.

Hemlington Library  |  meet monthly on a Thursday  |  10.30am to 12noon
New members welcome. Call the library on 01642 591918 or email hemlington_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Marton Library  |  meet monthly on a Monday afternoon  |  4pm to 5pm
Please contact Marton Library on 01642 300255 or email marton_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Rainbow Library  |  meet on the first Monday of every month  |  2pm
Please contact the library on 01642 727052 or email rainbow_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

For general reading group information please contact:

Ruth Cull
Phone: 01642 729409
Emailruth_cull@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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