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

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

"It's been an absolute lifeline" Bristol Libraries

Librarians talk about Reading Friends

Mums, Bumps and Babies

Power of Poetry

Read, Talk, Share Reading Friends Animation

How poems helped Denise and Monica build a lockdown friendship

Reading Friends Café at Elders Voice

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

Reflecting on Reading Friends during lockdown

60 Seconds with...Viveen

60 Seconds with... Anne Marie Reading Friends volunteer, Anne Marie

60 Seconds with...Kate Reading Friends volunteer, Kate

60 Seconds with...Susan Susan

The Times Christmas Appeal 2019: read all the stories so far... Alison Blaxland

60 seconds with...Anastasia Anastasia Georgousis

The soul needs books Alison Blaxland

Reading Friends allows us to reminisce Karuna Mohandas

60 seconds with...Natalie Natalie Turnbull

Billy book-head and beyond Richard O'Neill

How Reading Friends tackles loneliness in people with dementia Edward Cutler

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

The power of poetry Koren Calder

60 seconds with...Simon Simon Jay

60 seconds with...Lyndon Lyndon

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

60 seconds with...Liz Liz

Sharing personal histories

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

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

60 seconds with...Gerry Gerry

My grandma is magic Grace Stead

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

Reading Friends in Museums Kath Horner

Oldham's forgotten refugees Karuna Mohandas

A poem to share Mary

We read to know we are not alone Keith Oliver

Yarn, Natter, Blether stories Alison Blaxland

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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