Reading Groups – Newcastle City Council

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Our friends at the Reading Agency maintain a database of the reading groups in the UK. If you would like to start your own reading group download the Reading Agency’s How to Start a Reading Group resource pack for tips on how to get started.
To find a reading group that’s accepting new members and express an interest in joining, visit Finding a Group at
If you’re interested in joining a reading group that meets regularly in a Newcastle Libraries branch email [email protected] and let us know!
Newcastle Libraries has more than 230 titles available for reading groups to borrow. 
To browse available titles see our updated Reading Group stock list on Newcastle Libraries’ online catalogue.
Request the title you’d like via email to [email protected].
It’s best to choose 2 or 3 titles as some may already be on loan.  Your reading group leader will receive an email when books are ready to be collected from your chosen pick-up library. Books may be collected by the group leader or by individual group members. If collecting from City Library, visit the information pods on level 3.
We can also offer access to copies of e-books and e-audiobooks to those who prefer to use digital devices. Email [email protected] with your request. 
As soon as you’re finished with your book, return it to any Newcastle libraries branch. Easy!
The Reading Groups for Everyone website has lots of suggestions for how to keep your group active online. 
You can download eBooks and eAudio books from Borrowbox. Some titles can be downloaded by multiple users, so all your group can read / listen to the same title at the same time. Look out for the section called Always Available – eBooks & Always Available eAudio books. These titles change from month to month so it’s worth checking regularly.
निम्न विकल्पों में से किसी का उपयोग करने के लिए आपको वाईफाई या इंटरनेट कनेक्शन की आवश्यकता होगी;
You will need WiFi or an internet connection to use any of the following online meeting options;
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