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Reading Friends

Reading Friends connects people by starting conversations through reading. Connections can be made by sharing a magazine article, a photo, short story, poem – anything that gets a conversation going. It's a great way to meet new people, make friends and have fun.

Reading Friends with Thurrock Libraries

You can take part in Reading Friends with Thurrock Libraries either online or in-person.

All you need to take part in an online group is a computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection and your own email account.

Reading Friends with Thurrock Libraries is part of the UK-wide Reading Friends programme from The Reading Agency.

How to join in

Our online Reading Friends group meets every week on Saturdays, from 10:45am to midday.

Reading Friends groups that meet in person are listed below.

Library Days Times
Belhus library – The Elderflowers Tuesdays, fortnightly 2:30pm to 3:30pm

If you’re interested in joining a Reading Friends group, or could volunteer to run a group, or just want to find out more, contact us below.