Get into Reading

Get into Reading

What are shared reading groups?

  • Shared reading groups are led by trained facilitators who read aloud, enabling everyone to enjoy the pleasure and benefits of personal connections with literature
  • Groups inspire people to relax and listen to a range of great stories and poems, sharing responses as they wish
  • Groups are small and friendly
  • Carers are very welcome
  • There is no pressure to read or talk
  • Groups and refreshments are free

Feel Better With A Book Groups

"It’s a stimulating way to lift mood and meet others.” (Devon group member)

Enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small friendly group. Relax and listen while a facilitator reads aloud from old and new stories and poems. Share responses over a cup of tea. These groups are for people wanting to lift their mood, and enjoy something new and supportive with others.

Where do Feel Better With A Book Groups meet?

Library Day/Time Contact
Bideford Wednesdays 10.30 -12noon      01237 476075
Exeter Thursdays 10.30 - 12noon 01392 384218
Ilfracombe Thursdays 10-11.30am 01271 862388.
Tavistock Wednesdays 2 - 3.30pm 01822 612218
Totnes Fridays 10.30 - 12noon 01803 862210

Library Memory Groups

"This group has turned me around” (Devon group member)

The groups are for people with memory loss and their carers. Relax and listen to great stories and poems read aloud to you in a small friendly group.

Where do Library Memory Groups groups meet?

Library Day/Time Contact
Barnstaple Tuesday 10.30-12noon 01271 388593
Exmouth Wednesdays  3 - 4.30pm 01395 272677.
Ivybridge Wednesdays 10.30 -12noon 01752 893140
Sidmouth Mondays 3.00 - 4.30pm 01395 512192

How can I find out more?

Contact Colin Bray, Service Development Officer with Libraries Unlimited:

View - Youtube video about Get Into Reading in the South West

Visit - The Reader Organisation website