Reading groups are fun and rewarding in that they change the private and personal experience of reading into a shared one. Reading groups have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many libraries, bookshops and workplaces hosting meetings.
Hampshire libraries host number of reading groups catering specifically for the needs of visually impaired people. Group members select a book title for each meeting and we obtain it in whatever format is most convenient - on cassette or CD, in large print or in Braille - so that everyone has a chance to read it and join in the discussion. All the groups welcome new members, whether visually impaired or not.
The Book Set Membership for Reading Groups entitles groups to borrow up to 12 reading sets per year for an annual charge of £15. Additional sets can be ordered at a cost of £1 per set.
Group must nominate a named individual who will act as the groups contact, and to take overall responsibility for any sets loaned.
Please visit your local library to join the Group Membership scheme
After registering the group should deal exclusively with the branch where they have registered.
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Hampshire has a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and essential skills reading group sets.
Most sets have a maximum of 10 copies, (a limited number of large print and spoken word copies can be supplied to groups who have print disabled members).