Reading Groups

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

If you do, why not join our friendly and informal Reading Groups. They are a great way to read, share and explore new books and find new authors.

The way they work is that members choose a book to read over a month from our Reading Group Book List and then we meet to discuss it. There is something for everyone, including:

  • Modern fiction
  • Classics
  • Non - fiction
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Wed 6, Jul 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Riverside Library
Sat 9, Jul 2022 11am - 12noon Casual Normanton Library
Mon 11, Jul 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Mickleover Library
Mon 18, Jul 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Alvaston Library
Wed 3, Aug 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Riverside Library
Mon 8, Aug 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Mickleover Library
Sat 13, Aug 2022 11am - 12noon Casual Normanton Library
Mon 15, Aug 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Alvaston Library
Wed 7, Sep 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Riverside Library
Mon 12, Sep 2022 2pm - 3pm Casual Mickleover Library

The Big Jubilee Read

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The Big Jubilee Read celebrates great reads from across the Commonwealth to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee. An expert panel of librarians, booksellers, and literature specialists have chosen seventy titles from a “readers’ choice” longlist with ten books for each decade of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. The list offers brilliant, beautiful and thrilling writing produced by authors from a wide range of Commonwealth countries over the last seventy years to engage all readers in the discovery and celebration of great books.

The Big Jubilee Read campaign will be delivered in partnership with BBC Arts and The Reading Agency. It received funding from Arts Council England and is supported by Libraries Connected and
the Booksellers Association.

To get involved, visit the reading list on the Reading Agency website

Facebook Reading Group

If you are unable to come to our groups in person you can join our Facebook Reading Group. 

Derby Libraries Facebook Reading Group is a welcoming online space where members can join together to read, share, and explore books and find new authors. You can also join in the online conversation about the books you’ve read, new authors you’ve discovered, do some book reviews, make recommendations to the group a great place to share your love of reading!

We highlight books available for multiple downloads from our eLibrary so lots of people can read them at once – this is great for Reading groups, download the book and read at the same time as your friends.
The group is free to join and open to everyone

Running your own reading group

Do you run your own Reading Group or Book club? Would you like to meet in one of our Libraries?

We have a great selection of Reading Group Book sets for you to borrow.
Groups that meet in the library are entitled to a group ticket and sets can be delivered to a library of your choice.

The sets are popular reading group titles which we think you will enjoy discussing. You can download the list from the link below and discover some great book titles that your group can read next.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about setting up a reading group.