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Set up a reading group

Have you always wanted to join a reading group but didn't know where to start? Do you enjoy reading and want to share your thoughts about books with others? Do you want to set up your own reading group, but are concerned about the expense? Then wonder no more.

Reading groups are a wonderful way to explore the social aspect of reading. You can share your thoughts about your group's chosen book, discuss related issues, and indulge in your passion for the written word. Reading groups can meet in the library, a café, a pub, your living room, a community centre, or anywhere else you choose.

Middlesbrough Libraries would like to encourage more reading groups to form in the Middlesbrough area. We have a great selection of reading group books to choose from, as well as support notes linked to the texts for group discussion. We can also give you tips for starting a reading group.

The reading groups website also helps to spread the word about the great things offered by reading groups, writing groups and book clubs.

If you're interested in setting up a reading group, we can organise for you to borrow multiple copies of books. Please contact:

Ruth Cull
Phone: 01642 729409

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Current reading groups

Acklam Library

Click Here for Acklam's Reading Group Book Review Page

Morning  |  Monthly on a Monday |  10:00am to 11:00am
The group is full at the moment.  Please contact Acklam Library to place your name on a reserve list.  With sufficient numbers

Morning |  Monthly on a Friday |  10.00am to 11.00am

1st Friday of the month . Limited availability.

Evening  |  Monthly on a Tuesday |  5.30pm to 6.30pm
The group is full at the moment.  Please contact Acklam Library to place your name on a reserve list.  With sufficient numbers,

Acklam Library will host additional reading groups.

Please contact Acklam Library on 01642 817810 or email

Berwick Hills Library  |  Second Wednesday of every month  |  2:00pm to 3:00pm
Please contact Berwick Hills Library on 01642 246947 or email

Grove Hill Library  |  Monthly on a Monday morning  |  10:00am
The group is currently full. However you can contact the library on 01642 822555 or email for enquiries.

Hemlington Library  |  Monthly on a Thursday  |  10.30am to 12noon
New members welcome. Call the library on 01642 591918 or

Marton Library  |  Monthly on a Monday afternoon  |  4:00pm to 5:00pm
Please contact Marton Library on 01642 300255 or

Rainbow Library  |  First Monday of every month  |  2:00pm
Please contact Rainbow Library on 01642 593696