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Open to All – Join a Shared Reading Group on Zoom

Written by Jo Spragg, 10th December 2020

Shared Reading groups are free and open to all, and you can now join in from the comfort of your own home via Zoom.

There’s no pressure to read aloud – just bring along a cuppa and listen as we read a great story or poem together. It’s a wonderful way to escape the everyday!

See below for details of online groups that are currently welcoming new members or email us support@thereader.org.uk 

If you’re still not sure whether Shared Reading is for you, you might find it helpful to watch our latest video.

Birmingham

Monday 18.30 – 20.00

Contact tonymanvilleSRO@thereader.org.uk

Bristol

Tuesday 11.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 15.30

Thursday 11.00 – 12.00

Contact michaelprior@thereader.org.uk

Cheshire

Tuesday 14.00 – 15.30

Wednesday 14.00 – 15.30

Thursday 14.00 - 15.30

Contact alisonfinegan@thereader.org.uk

Dorset

Monday 10.00 – 11.30
Wednesday 14.00 – 15.30
Thursday 10 – 11.30
Thursday 11 – 12.30

See the Dorset Council website for further details

Leicester

Wednesday 19.00 - 20.30

Thursday 15.30 - 17.00

Contact lsrvirtualgroups@gmail.com

Liverpool

Tuesday 16.00 – 17.30

Thursday 10.30 - 12.00

Contact michellebarrett@thereader.org.uk

London

Sunday 19.00 - 20.30

Contact thereaderonlinegroups@outlook.com

Richmond Libraries

Tuesday 10.00 - 11.30

Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30

Thursday 14.00 - 15.30

Join a meeting

Sefton

Monday 14.00 - 15.30

Contact rachaelsumner@thereader.org.uk

South Yorks & Manchester

Thursday 13.00 – 14.30

Contact shaunlawrence@thereader.org.uk

Somerset
Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30
Monthly on Monday 14.00 - 15.30

Contact: JulieGaukroger@thereader.org.uk

Sutton Coldfield

Fortnightly, Thursday 14.00-15.20 starting 13 May 2021

Contact: tonymanvilleSRO@thereader.org.uk

Wirral 

Thursday 10.30-12.00

Contact michellebarrett@thereader.org.uk

Northern Ireland

Friday 14.30 - 15.30

Contact: karen.woods@librariesni.org.uk

Tuesday 19.00 - 20.00

Contact: loughshoresharedreadinggroup@gmail

3 thoughts on “Open to All – Join a Shared Reading Group on Zoom

M. Hopkins says:

There is also a North Wales Zoom reader group on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm AND one on a Friday morning at 10am

Rachael Norris says:

Hi Mary, how can people sign up? Thanks!

Kathryn Ashton says:

I love reading adult and children’s books. They have kept me going in lockdown. I live in Rainhill and would love to join a group online and in Calderstones park once lockdown ends.

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