Library Shared Reading Groups
This page contains information on Library Shared Reading Groups that run in Wiltshire.
Library Shared Reading Groups run in three libraries across the county every week and are aimed at people with memory loss, dementia, and their carers.
The Groups give people the opportunity to relax and listen to stories and poems in small, friendly reading groups. The sessions are free of charge, and refreshments are provided. The groups offer an enjoyable, relaxing opportunity to meet others and stimulate positive memories.
There is also a Reading for Wellbeing Group which meets at Melksham Library every week and is aimed at those who would like to 'feel better with a book', and read together in a friendly, supported group.
When do the groups meet?
|Library||Address||Day & Time|
|Trowbridge Library||Bythesea Road, BA14 8JN||Wednesday, 11.30am-12.30pm|
|Royal Wootton Bassett Library||Boroughfields, SN4 7AX||Thursday, 11am-12pm|
|Salisbury Library||Market Walk, SP1 1BL||Thursday,* 11am-12.30pm|
|Melksham Library||Lowbourne SN12 7DZ||Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm|
* Salisbury Group does not run the third Thursday of each month
- Everyone listens to stories and poems read aloud by a facilitator
- People can share responses and memories
- No-one is expected to read
- The stories and poems are a mix of traditional and new
- The groups are small, friendly and stimulating with no pressure
What to do now?
If you would like to to get a taste of what’s on offer, try out shared reading, attend one of the groups, or help out by volunteering , contact:
Carolyn Kennedy, Access and Volunteer Development Manager:
01225-713706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last reviewed 23rd June 2017; Last updated 16th March 2018