The following libraries host reading groups. Where possible the groups are member-led.
|Library||Reading group meet|
|Bradford on Avon||First Wednesday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm|
|Calne||Second Thursday of the month, 2pm|
|Chippenham||Second Monday of the month, 2pm|
|Corsham||First Wednesday of the month, 2pm|
|Devizes||Second Thursday of the month, 7pm|
|Downton||Third Monday of the month, 7pm|
|Malmesbury||Third Wednesday of the month, 2pm|
|Melksham||Second Thursday of the month, 6.30pm|
|Salisbury (Daytime group)||First Tuesday of the month, 10am|
|Salisbury (Evening group)||First Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm|
|Trowbridge||First Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm|
|Trowbridge||Third Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm|
|Warminster||First Thursday of the month, 4.45pm|
|Wilton||First Tuesday of the month, 3pm|
Although the library service does not run these groups, where possible we support them with space so they can be free and accessible. In a very small number of cases, a small charge may apply if the group is not hosted in the library. This charge is not paid to Wiltshire Council.
If you wish to know more, please contact your local library. The person running the group might ask for some contact details so they can let you know about future meetings, cancellations, and events. This data is not being held by Wiltshire Council.
We love reading groups, and offer a membership card especially for them. With this card, groups can take advantage of:
- up to 15 items on loan at a time
- a six week loan period
- just one reservation fee per title required, even if you need multiple copies
- other information about reading promotions
We ask that the reading group nominates a contact who will be responsible for managing the card, and letting us know who can borrow books on it.
We would love to be able to contact you occasionally in the future with information about book promotions, author events, and other things we think you might be interested in. For that reason we are also starting to collect email information for reading groups.
In the Suggested reads section of our online library catalogue, you can find lists of popular reading group titles of which we have at least 6 copies. You can also download our .
Information about borrowing eBooks can be found on the eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines page.
We work regionally with Literature Works (the south west literature development agency) and nationally with The Reading Agency to bring offers and opportunities to reading groups. The best way for you to find out about these opportunities is to join the following sites.
You may be in the running for:
- pre-publication sets
- free sets of books
- author giveaways
- chances for your group to video conference/Skype with popular authors
You may also be interested to follow some national reading groups or book clubs, such as:
- Booksters reading group for children in years five and six of primary school meets monthly on a Tuesday from 4pm to 4.30pm
- Thrillseekers reading group for young people at secondary school meets monthly on a Friday from 5pm to 6pm
If you wish to join either of these groups, contact Chippenham Library on 01249 650536 for more information.
- Booksters reading group for children in years five and six of primary school meets monthly on a Thursday from 4pm to 4.30pm
- Litsters reading group for young people at secondary school meets monthly on a Monday from 4pm to 4.30pm
If you wish to join either of these groups, contact Trowbridge Library on 01225 716700 for more information.
The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3pm and is currently meeting by telephone conference call. For more information or to book a place please contact the library on 01225 716700 or email email@example.com.
The book is chosen by group members and it's ok if you didn't like it or found it impossible to finish, we like a lively discussion!
The group is run in partnership with the RNIB who support people with sight loss across the country. They provide the title on CD or USB directly to your home free of charge.