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Sharing stories

Reading Friends is a vibrant community with endless existing stories to share. Have a read and find out what we’ve been up to.

Talking Book Reading Group at Wiltshire Libraries Wiltshire Libraries

"It's a much needed service" Aura Libraries, Flintshire

Bringing people together online Aura Libraries, Flintshire

Connecting with Welsh heritage Aura Libraries, Flintshire

Escape for a while Norfolk Library and Information Service

"It's been an absolute lifeline" Bristol Libraries

“Reading Friends is the highlight of my week” Cheshire East Libraries

Mums, Bumps and Babies Rochdale Libraries

Power of Poetry Lancashire Libraries

Read, Talk, Share Reading Friends Animation

How poems helped Denise and Monica build a lockdown friendship

"I don't feel alone any longer" Staffordshire Libraries

Reflecting on Reading Friends during lockdown

Reading Friends allows us to reminisce Karuna Mohandas

How Reading Friends became a "pillar" in Horsham Mandy Jones

How Reading Friends tackles loneliness in people with dementia Edward Cutler

The power of poetry Koren Calder

Reading is something I find valuable Reading Friend Arthur, from Horsham

You never know where discussions will go Reading Friends volunteer, Margaret

Sharing personal histories

Hope for the future by uncovering the past Kay

Reading Friends made me fall in love with books again

Michael's experiences Andrea O'Donnell

Reading Friends across the generations Koren Calder

Somebody I used to know Wendy Mitchell

Susie's story Mandy

The fun never ends, when you're a Reading Friend Ingrid

Old stories, and new memories Dan Kinnair

The gift of friendship Andrea O'Donnell

Oldham's forgotten refugees Karuna Mohandas

A poem to share Mary

It's never too late to learn new things Ron from Abbeyfield, West Sussex

My poem about Reading Friends Reading Friends volunteer

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