Shared reading groups

Shared Reading are events happening regularly at libraries across Bristol, with some newly started in South Gloucestershire (keep an eye out for future groups in South Glos). A trained volunteer will read aloud a story and poem – participants can relax, listen and chat as they wish. All reading material is provided, no booking is required and the sessions are free. They are a great way to open a conversation and make new friends.



Horfield Library, 1-2.30pm, Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS7 0BD.

Fishponds Library, 3-4.30pm, Robinson House, Hockey’s Ln, Bristol BS16 3HL.

Bristol Central Library, 2-3.30pm, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL.

Redland Library, 2-3.30pm, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PY.


Sea Mills Library, 10.30am-12pm, Sylvian Way, Bristol, BS9 2NA: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

Bishopston Library, 11.30am-1pm, 100A Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BN.

Bedminster Library, 11am-12.30pm, 4 St Peters Court/Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4AQ.

Lockleaze Library, 2-3.30pm, The Cameron Centre, Cameron Walk, Bristol BS7 9XB.

Westbury-on-Trym Library, 11.30-1pm, Falcondale Road, Bristol, BS9 3JZ.

Hartcliffe Library, 3-4.30pm, Symes District Centre, Peterson Avenue, Bristol, BS13 0BE.

Junction 3 Library, 3.30-4.45pm, Lower Ashley Road, Bristol, BS5 0FJ.

Knowle Library, 10.30am-12pm, Broadwalk Shopping Centre, BS4 2QU Wells Rd, Bristol BS4 2QU.

South Glos

Cadbury Heath Library, Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12pm, School Road, Cadbury Heath, BS30 8EN. New.

Staple Hill Library, Tuesdays, 10.30am-12pm, Broad Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5LS. New.

For more information about shared reading groups in Bristol or South Gloucestershire, contact:

Emma Crago on 07970 247 410 or

Samantha Weaver on 07812 238 532 or