Reading groups

City Centre Teenage Reading Group

The Teen Reading Group will re-commence after the summer break on Wednesday 7 September 4.30pm to 5.30pm at City Library.

The group offers the opportunity to meet with young people outside of your area and school to chat about books and reading. We also have lots of opportunities to go to author events and the theatre. We already have coming up a visit to the "Alhambra" to see "A Tale of Two Cities" in early October as well as free visits to author events at Ilkley Literature Festival, again in early October.

It is a very friendly informal group and we enjoy reading anything and everything (you don't have to be a high flying reader!) The group meets monthly and is open to young people age 12 to 18 years. We always have refreshments as well as receive lots of freebies over the course of the year. It is all about fun and gaining confidence to chat to others. The group has been running since December 2007 and continues to be very successful offering young people the chance to chat about what they are reading and meet new friends from different parts of Bradford, different schools, age groups and cultural backgrounds as well as broadening their understanding of others opinions. It has taken part in all sorts of events and visits and continues to offer young people a reading group that offers variety.

If you are interested in joining the group contact Christinea Donnelly, Development Officer for Young People or drop in on Wednesday 7 September.

Bradford Action for Refugees Family Reading Group

The Bradford Action for Refugees group meets monthly at Bradford 1 Gallery on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm. There is storytelling, reading activities and games led by Bradford Libraries.

For more information contact:

Bradford Action for Refugees
or Telephone: 01274 762100

Or email Christinea Donnelly.

Home Educated Reading Group

The Home Educated Reading group meets on the first Thursday of the month at Keighley Library 11am to 12noon. Please contact us if you are interested in coming along. The group is for families who choose to home educate. The emphasis is on the enjoyment of reading. The group write reviews, enter writing and book-related competitions and love drawing and illustration. The group provides an environment to listen to others' opinions and to take part in discussions. The group caters for a wide range of children ages and ability with parents included too. New families who home educate are welcome. 

For further details please contact Christinea Donnelly

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Contact details

Christinea Donnelly
Development Officer for Children and Young People

Phone : 01274 433915
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