It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone enjoys a good story, perhaps you even remember being tucked up in bed with someone reading you a good book. The library service's new shared reading groups are an opportunity to share stories and poems, to read aloud, listen and chat.
The groups are led by a trained facilitator who chooses an appropriate, short story, book extract, poem or other piece of literature to read aloud while group members follow it. The reading is diverting, fun and often results in stimulating discussion.
The groups meet weekly, there is no need to book, and there is no pressure to join in any discussion or to read aloud.
To join a group, drop in to Cleethorpes Library on Wednesdays from 2.00pm to 3.00pm from May 30, or to Grant Thorold Library on Thursdays from 2.30pm to 3.30pm from June 14. Tea and coffee will be available.
Shared reading is an initiative started by the Reader Organisation, a national charity that works to bring about social change by sharing great literature, making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with reading, improve well-being and build community.