Reading Friends is a UK-wide programme with projects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our projects are delivered in partnership with local organisations, including public libraries, community groups and other charities. Find out about opportunities to volunteer or participate in Reading Friends sessions in your local area, by clicking on the map above or entering your postcode. If nothing appears, please register your interest below.

COVID-19 update: Some Reading Friends projects have been temporarily suspended or will be running over the phone or virtually instead. You can contact your local coordinator to see what opportunities are available, however please be aware that responses may be delayed. In the meantime, take a look at our Stay Connected! resources for tips, activities, ideas, links and resources to support you during this time.

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Reading Friends in Stirling

Stirling

Reading Friends in Stirling is led by the Library Service. Sessions are offered in partnership with local schools, care homes, prisons and LinkAge.

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Flintshire

Find out more about the exciting virtual Reading Friends project run by Aura Libraries, in Flintshire.

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Enjoying sharing stories at a Reading Friends group

Cardiff

Coming soon – a great new Reading Friends project run by Cardiff Libraries.

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