“Shared reading is a wonderful way of meeting like-minded people. It’s a way of exploring different perspectives on life and appreciating different views”

Leicestershire group member

Photo courtesy of The Reader

Shared Reading groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.  We have serious conversation and good fun.  Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – there's no homework, and no pressure to read or talk.

Training opportunity!


Would you, or anyone you know, like to train to be a volunteer Reader Leader with us?

We are fortunate to have been able to reserve places on a Read to Lead training course taking place in central Birmingham (10 minutes walk from New Street station) over three days from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th March. All expenses will be met for successful applicants.

We are looking for volunteers to join our team and help lead the groups in Blaby (see right), Loughborough and Hinckley.  If you're interested, find out more here.  

​Latest news

Shared Reading comes to Ashby

A new group is coming soon! Do you live in or near Ashby de la Zouch? Are you free on Monday mornings? If so we warmly invite you to come along to Ashby Library, from 10.30am to 12 noon on Monday 2nd March - and every Monday after that (except for 16th March). There's no better way to start the week than with some shared reading, so why not come and try it out? 

A pause at Blaby: we need a new volunteer

We've had to suspend our group at Blaby Library, following the retirement of our volunteer leader there, as we don't have anyone on our team with the capacity to take on the role.  We and the group members would love to relaunch the group - but we need at least one volunteer.  Could that person be you? We would train and support you, and you would join a wonderful team.  Click here to find out more, and get in touch if you think this might be of interest to you. 

Make Friends, With A Book 

at one of our groups! 

Click above to find details.

Call Nicky on 07415 125409 or Ruth on 07940 817214