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    Reading and Poetry groups

    If you enjoy a good read and like a good chat there are 6 reading groups in the borough where you can do just that. One of the groups discusses audio books and is suitable for those with a visual impairment.  There is also a  poetry group at Barking Learning Centre.  All our book groups are free to join and the library service will provide the books to be discussed.

    Members get to choose the books to read and it's a good way of trying new authors and types of book.

    More about our reading groups and poetry groups here

     


     


    Reading activities for children

    We have reading groups, story times and other activities for children.

    Find out more in the children's library section.

     

    Summer Reading Challenge

     

     


    Reading Zone World of Adventure 

    The Reading Zone World Adventure is a year-round reading challenge which encourages children to progress with their reading as they make their way through the 10 levels of the scheme, collecting certificates and prizes along the way. The adventure is open to children from age 5.


     

    Reading Awards 

    Children whose reading progress has been particularly good may be nominated by their local library for one of our 3 annual awards for good readers. The William Fairchild Trophy is for readers over 8. The Richard Feld Memorial Shield is for readers of 7 years and under. The Brocklebank award is open to all children.


     

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    Famous Barking and Dagenham writers

    You enjoy a good read and like a good chat. There are 7 reading groups in the borough where you can do just that. There are also 2 poetry groups ( one which discusses and writes poetry in Urdu). All our book groups are free to join and the library service will provide the books to be discussed.

    Members get to choose the books to read and it's a good way of trying new authors and types of book.

     

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