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Reading Friends

Reading Friends

Would you or someone you know benefit from having a Reading Friend to talk to on the phone?

The Reading Friends scheme brings people together with trained volunteers to read, share stories, meet new friends, and have fun. Taking part can help build connections with others and reduce social isolation.

We use reading - books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else - to start chatting. Working together we'll ensure Reading Friends meets each person's needs and matches their interests. Virtual groups, using video call technology, are also planned and eventually, when restrictions are lifted and we can ensure a safe environment, in-person groups in libraries.

Interested in taking part or becoming a trained volunteer? Please email us or phone 0345 603 7628.


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