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 for our volunteers as well as a special programme of monthly support sessions.
Reading Resources for Testing Times
The Reader is a charity which usually brings people together to listen to stories, extracts and poems in free, weekly…
This week in our special series of poems to help us through the testing times ahead, Jane, a volunteer at…
Biannual magazine inspires a deeper connection between literature and life The Reader magazine, which started life in 1997, has relaunched…
The Inner Anthology is an invisible book that varies from editor to editor. It takes a lifetime to compile, it will…
In this week's audio adventure, Erin Carlstrom, The Reader's London Hub Leader reads from The Count of Monte Cristo by…
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 every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, join us on Facebook live for an...
The Storybarn may be closed, but we're using this time to recreate that whimsical experience online! As ever, we'll be...
Join us weekly as we delve into stories and extracts, past and present found at the very limits of the...
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Between 10.00am–4.00pm, Monday – Friday
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