For the next few months, we are changing the way we work, in order to bring literature to life in your home, wherever you are. The Reader at Home initiative will bring you wonderful reading materials, Shared Reading online and by phone and more.
Whether you’re a member of one of our groups, a volunteer or a partner organisation, we hope there is something for you. And if you’re new to The Reader, we hope we can inspire you to get involved in the community.
Shared Reading by Phone
Something for everyone
Our events are for people of all ages and backgrounds. With featured poems every week, and recordings of every Daily Reading, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Keep scrolling for a full list of events and resources
It’s more important than ever for all of our volunteers to look after themselves as well as their group members. We’re running online shared reading groups for our volunteers as well as a special programme of monthly support sessions.
If you’re a charity, prison, NHS body or other organisation who is keen to bring the comfort and escapism of reading to people you support, you may be interested in our new free reading activity packs. We’d love to hear from you.
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The Reader's Liverpool Hub Leader, Michelle Barrett, takes us on today's audio adventure and reads the poem 'There is Another…
Today's reading recommendation comes from The Reader's Manchester Hub Leader, Kate Weston. Katie recommends a piece from her 'inner anthology'…
Today's Featured Poem is brought to us by Teaching and Learning Leader, Lizzie Dass. 'Ambition's Trail' by Ella Wheeler Wilcox…
Today's Lines by Heart reading is brought to us by Head of Shared Reading Programmes, Helen Wilson. Helen recites Comfort…
In today's Shared Reading live stream we are reading the poem Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye with West London Hub Leader…
Our Founder, Jane Davis, shares readings and quotes to help nourish and enrich during these testing times.
For any that you might have missed, be sure to catch up on our Youtube channel.View the complete library here
The Sunday Reading Challenge
Each week on Sunday we’ll share a poem for all the family and challenge you to learn it off by heart. This week we read ‘The Jumblies’ by Edward Lear.
Have a go yourself and remember to let us know how you get on.Try it Yourself
Join our Online Events
Every Tuesday from 1pm, and the first Thursday of the month at 7pm, join us on Facebook live for an...
The Storybarn may be closed, but our Storyhunters cannot be stopped! Join us From The Storybarn as we recreate that...
A four-week Shared Reading experience hosted on Zoom. Pay what you feel. Philip Davis, University of Liverpool, invites you to...
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