What we do

Reading Friends is an exciting UK-wide programme from The Reading Agency.

Developed with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Reading Friends tackles loneliness by bringing people together to read, chat and share stories.

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Reading Friends is a UK-wide programme, and we run projects in partnership with local organisations. Please note that during these difficult times, some Reading Friends projects have been temporarily suspended or will be running differently. Click below to find your nearest project or register your interest for the future.

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Getting started

Interested in starting a local Reading Friends project? We have all the tools, resources and training you need. We’re currently expanding through public libraries in England.

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