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
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.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, as well as increased support provisions for those volunteers still running shared reading in alternative ways.
We hope you’ll take advantage of our online shared reading groups, available to all our volunteers every Tuesday AM 10am-11.30am & Thursday PM 3.00pm-4.30pm and weekly online support workshops.
Find out how to get involved by visiting the Shared Reading Community Hub. If you don’t have a login, email email@example.com.
Join our Online Events
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm, join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly helping of Shared Reading. We'll be...
Whilst we've closed the Mansion House to keep our staff and visitors safe, we're taking the Daily Reading online! Usually...
The Storybarn may be closed, but we're using this time to recreate that whimsical experience online! As ever, we'll be...
For the next few months, we are changing the way we work, in order to bring literature to life in...
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
Reading Resources for Testing Times
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…
Biannual magazine inspires a deeper connection between literature and life The Reader magazine, which started life in 1997, has relaunched…
Literature provides us with one of the most powerful experiences of travel, all from the comfort of our front living…
We are introducing this new post with the hope of injecting a bit of fun into our Sunday readings. We…
Places to Go, People to See Literature provides us with one of the most powerful experiences of travel, all from…
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