Bolton Library and Museum Services

Reading Friends

Reading Friends aims to bring people together to share stories, make new friends and have fun through reading books, magazines and newspapers. Anything that encourages people to chat.

Reading Friends is a Reading Agency programme created with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Scottish Book Trust, Literature Wales and Verbal in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about the national project here;

https;//readingfriends.org.uk/

Can't make a meeting, but need reading inspiration? Check out our list of suggested websites:

https;//www.boltonlams.co.uk/userfiles/Recommended_Reading_Sites.pdf

 

Breightmet Library Reading Friends

Meets on the first Thursday of every month from 2pm - 3pm

An informal group who meet to share stories over a brew and biscuit. An opportunity to listen, chat and relax with our Volunteers Annie, Rosemarie and Linda and all the Friends.

Have you read something interesting? Bring it along to share. Just want to listen? That's fine too.  

So far we've celebrated National Poetry Day, discussed childhood books and memories, and shared Christmas stories. 

Want to know more? Email libraries@bolton.gov.uk  Or just come along to a meeting to say hello and try it out!  

Dates for 2020

No January meeting

Thursday 6 February - "Relationships: friends, family, loves".

Thursday 5 March - "Poetry"

Thursday 2 April - "Biographies"

Then 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 4 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December  

Central Library Reading Friends 

Meets on the second Friday of every month from 2pm – 3pm

An informal group who meet to share stories over a brew and biscuit. An opportunity to listen, chat and relax with our Volunteer Jane and all of the Friends.

Read something interesting? Bring it along to share. Just want to listen? That's fine too. 

Topics covered in 2019 include memories of childhood reads, “Surprising” reads, "Light and Dark", film and tv tie ins, stories about Nature and Winter.

Want to know more? Email libraries@bolton.gov.uk  Or just come along to a meeting to say hello and try it out! 

Dates for 2020

Friday 10 January - "Scotland"

Friday 14 February  - "Tales from the Sea"

Friday 13 March - "Books about people"

Friday 17 April - Ireland and Islands"

Then 15 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December