Library Reading Groups

There are reading groups at several of the Milton Keynes Libraries and surrounding areas, including one specifically for the visually impaired.

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Do you enjoy reading?
Would you like to talk about what you have read?
Are you interested in sharing your views with an informal group?

Then why not join a Reading Group in one of these areas:

If you can't find a group to suit you, why not consider starting your own reading group?  
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Central Library Reading Groups

Reading 4 Pleasure

Meets on the last Monday of each month between 1.30-2.45pm at Central Library. This group is currently closed to new members.

MK Borrowers

Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month between 6.15-7.30pm at Central Library. This group is currently closed to new members.

Reading Supremes

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 6.15-7.30pm at Central Library.

This group has space for more members. If you are interested in joining please email the group directly.

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MK Bookworms

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month between 6.15-7.30pm at Central Library. 

The group was set up in 2009 and is still going strong. We're a mixed and friendly group and read a wide range of books suggested by all members. As we borrow the books from libraries or buy them secondhand, we make sure they are available and affordable. We also go out for meals together; have a social at Christmas and other occasional social events.

We're currently closed to new members but we are happy to add names to the waiting list of prospective members. Please contact us via the group email if you are interested in reading a wide range of books – from graphic to classic – and regularly enjoy discussing books.

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VIP Reading Group

The VIP Reading Group is for the Visually Impaired.  This group is run by the Central Library and Bucks Vision and has space for more members. If you are interested in joining please contact Central Library.  

Members listen to books on MP3 discs supplied by Calibre Audio Library and have enjoyed listening to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, including Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, Down Under by Bill Bryson, Regeneration by Pat Barker and Dry Bones that Dream by Peter Robinson.

The group meets on the second Thursday of each month between 2-3pm.

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Folio Book Club at Olney Library

This reading group has been set up by the Friends of the Library in Olney (FoLiO) and meets on the third Thursday of each month 7-8.30pm at Olney Library. 

This group is currently closed to new members.

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Newport Pagnell Reading Groups

The Speckled Band Book Club

Meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Royal British Legion in Newport Pagnell at 8pm until around 9.15pm. There is a charge of about £3 to  cover room costs.

They read a range of fiction from classics, modern fiction, drama, kitchen sink texts, romance, detective stories, best sellers and non-fiction.

They have been going for seven years and are always looking for new members. If you'd like to know more, please email the organiser directly.

You can visit the group's official Facebook page or see their meetup page for the latest information.

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Stony Stratford Reading Groups

Bookends

Meet at the library one Tuesday morning each month.

Books & Blooms

Meet at the library one Tuesday evening each month.

Octet

Meet at the home of one of the members once a month.

(MK) Ace Group

This is a group made up of ACE employees who meet alternative months.

(MK) Red Hat Society

This is an exclusive group attached to The National Red Hat Society.

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Lit Chicks

Meet at the home of one of the members once a month.

(STS) W.I.

This group is made up of Women's Institute members who meet in the evening at a member's home once a month.

Nightingales (W.I.)

This group is made up of Women's Institute members who meet in the afternoon at a member's home.

Wolverton Reading Groups

Thursday Book Group

Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon at Wolverton Library.

This group is currently closed to new members.

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Last Updated: 24 April 2019