Join a reading group

Swindon is blessed with many Reading Groups. Some are run independently of libraries, meeting in homes, pubs and other locations but often with our support as suppliers of books and guidance.

Swindon Libraries also host many groups in our Libraries. For details of these please see below.

List of reading groups

Central Library 1st Wednesday of month 7.00pm
Covingham Library 2nd Tuesday of month 5.30-6.30pm
Even Swindon Library last Thursday of month 6.00-7.00pm
Highworth Library 2nd and 3rd Friday of month 6.00-7.00pm
Highworth Library   2nd Thursday of month 6.00-7.00pm
Highworth Library Wednesday (every 4 weeks) 2.00-3.00pm
Highworth Library Tuesday (every 6 weeks) 1.30-3.00pm
Liden Library Tuesday (every 6 weeks) 6.00-7.00pm
Moredon & Rodbourne Cheney last Thursday of month 6.00-8.00pm
North Swindon Library 1st  Sunday of month 2.00-3.00pm
North Swindon Library 2nd Wednesday of month 6.30-8.00pm
Old Town Library 1st Wednesday of month 10.45-12noon
Old Town Library 1st Tuesday of month 11.00am
Park Library 1st Monday of month 10.00am
Upper Stratton Library 2nd Monday of month 6.45-7.45pm
West Swindon Library 1st Thursday of month 10.45-12.00pm
Wroughton Library last Friday of month 11.00-12.00pm

Join a reading group

If you would like to join an existing Library based reading group please contact the relevant library and check whether there are places available.

For details of other reading groups operating in the Swindon area and open to new members please visit the Reading Groups for Everyone website.

Do you want to set up your own reading group?

If you would like to set up your own reading group then we can help you with support, guidance and the provision of books to borrow. We also provide a specific library card for you, as the group leader, to use on behalf of your groups members. This has added benefits such as a longer loan period and the convenience of requesting sets of books for the whole group on one ticket.

Reading group subscriptions

Under the new Library Strategy it has been agreed that from 5 April 2017 there will be a charge for all reservations (£1 per item, including reservations placed online). In order to support Readers’ Groups to manage their reservations for multiple copies of individual titles, we can offer a Readers’ Group Subscription Service. This would entitle your group to 10 titles for £10 per group member per annum. Please ask at your local library or email at the address below.

Swindon readers group network

We also run, through our Swindon Artswords project, special Reader’s Days and Reading Group Leader Training Days. These run at various points of the year so do ask for details.

We will keep in contact with Reading Groups via the nominated leader to update people on publisher offers and relevant news and information.

For more information, please contact

Last updated: 23 February 2017. Was this information helpful?

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