Many of our libraries host shared reading groups that are led by trained facilitators who read aloud, enabling everyone to enjoy the pleasure and benefits of personal connections with literature.
Feel better with a book group
"It’s a stimulating way to lift mood and meet others.” (Devon group member)
Enjoy the power of words read aloud in a small friendly group. Relax and listen while a facilitator reads aloud from old and new stories and poems and share responses over a cup of tea. These groups are for people wanting to lift their mood, and enjoy something new and supportive with others.
Bideford Library: Wednesdays 10:30 -12noon, 01237 476075
Exeter Library: Thursdays 10:30 - 12noon, 01392 384218
Ilfracombe Library: Thursdays 10-11:30am, 01271 862388
Tavistock Library: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:30pm, 01822 612218
Totnes Library: Fridays 10:30 - 12noon, 01803 862210
Library memory groups
"This group has turned me around” (Devon group member)
Library memory groups are for people with memory loss and their carers. Relax and listen to stories and poems read aloud to you in a small friendly group.
Barnstaple Library: Tuesday 10:30-12noon, 01271 388593
Exmouth Library: Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30pm, 01395 272677
Ivybridge Library: Wednesdays 10:30 -12noon, 01752 893140
Sidmouth Library: Mondays 3:00 - 4.30pm, 01395 512192