Reading groups | Salford Community Leisure

Reading groups

If you enjoy reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, trying out something different and sharing your thoughts with others in a relaxed setting, then joining a reading group could be for you!

Meetings usually last an hour, with the emphasis being on having fun and getting to read things that you might not normally read. Most of the titles chosen are contemporary fiction, often fairly new but also tried and tested at reading groups elsewhere, so there should be much food for thought and plenty to talk about at meetings. If you want to try out a reading group then just contact the member of staff whose details are given below under each group.

Meetings are run by group members themselves, with support from a member of the library staff. Books are provided and there is no charge.

Or you may be interested in joining one of short story reading groups, which are led by an experienced reading group leader.

We look forward to seeing you at any of these groups!

Boothstown Library

The reading group at Boothstown Library meets on the first Friday of the month from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For more information contact Phil Carey on 0161 793 2500.

Broughton Library

The reading group at Broughton Library meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 11.30am. For more information please contact Broughton Library on 0161 793 2500.

Cadishead Library

The reading group at Cadishead Library meets on the second Monday of the month from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. For more information contact Sue Burgess on 0161 793 2500.

Eccles Library

There are two reading groups at Eccles Library. The morning group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 11.00am to 12.00 noon. The evening group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. For more information contact Sue Burgess on 0161 793 2500.

Height Library

There are two reading groups at Height Library. The morning group meets every fourth Thursday from 10.00am to 11.00am. The early evening group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. For more information contact Janet Lyons on 0161 736 1907.

Irlam Library

The reading group at Irlam Library meets on the second Monday of the month from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. For more information contact Sue Burgess on 0161 793 2500.

Lower Kersal Library

The reading group at Lower Kersal Library meets on the third Thursday of the month from 10.30am - 11.30am. For more information contact Lower Kersal Library on 0161 921 1236.

Pendleton Library

Please contact the library if you would be interested in joining a new reading group at Pendleton library. Tel: 0161 793 2500 or email: pendleton.library@scll.co.uk

Swinton Library

The reading group at Swinton Library meets on the second Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. For more information contact Swinton library on 0161 793 2500.

Walkden Library

There are two reading groups at Walkden Library. The afternoon group meets from 2.00pm to 3.00pm on the first Thursday of every month and the Saturday morning group meets from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on the third Saturday of the month. For more information contact Phil Carey on 0161 793 2500.

If you don’t feel able to read a set book each month, but would like to talk about the books you have read and would like to read, why don’t you try the new ‘Chat about Books’ group that has started at Walkden Library? It runs on the fourth Saturday of every month. 

Winton Library

The reading group at Winton Library meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 11.30am. For more information contact Sue Burgess on 0161 793 2500.

Joining a reading group has helped me discover a whole new world of books and I have made some great friends.

Robert Harrison, Walkden Gateway