How reading aloud can bring books to life at South Yorkshire groups

The Reader invites you to join in shared reading fun at free drop-in sessions

Monday, 1st July 2019, 11:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 10:50 am

The Reader runs shared reading groups in Sheffield, Rotherhan, and Doncaster, led by volunteers who meet weekly to read out loud together.

Author Rachael Norris, from The Reader group, said: “We read with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and everything is read aloud.

“All of our groups are free to attend and everyone is welcome to join in. Whether you’ve been reading all your life or have never picked up a book before, you’ll find a warm welcome in one of our shared reading groups. There's no pressure to talk or read, just come along and enjoy some great literature and a cup of tea surrounded by like-minded people.

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“We currently have groups running at Hillsborough Library, Rawmarsh Library, and Mowbray Gardens Library.” 

The Hillsborough Library session runs each Tuesday, from 10.30am to 12pm. Contact Sue by emailing [email protected] or calling 0114 2039529 for details.


Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm

Location: Armthorpe Library, Doncaster, DN3 3AL

Contact: [email protected] / 01302 833 538


Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm

Location: Darnall Library, Sheffield, S9 5JG

Contact: [email protected]  / 01142 037 429


Thursdays, 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: Mowbray Gardens Library, S65 2UH

Contact: [email protected] / 01709 370 038


Fridays, 10.30am – 12pm

Location: Doncaster Central Library, DN1 3JE

Contact: [email protected] / 01302 734 315


Visit to find your nearest group.