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Book Time for Yourself Clubs

Tameside's free, friendly and relaxing weekly book clubs


Announcement: Full up to date details of current library services are available on the Libraries Homepage.


a picture of a woman in a library holding a bookWhat are Book Time for Yourself clubs?

The clubs offer a new type of reading experience. They are small and friendly, and meet at various locations across Tameside once a week for an hour and a half.

How do they work?

Volunteers read short stories, poems and books aloud to the group. Members can simply sit back and listen, or join in discussions about what they have just heard.

Unlike standard readers’ groups members do not need to read the book or short story before coming to a session making them pressure free.

Who is it for?

Book Time for Yourself clubs are open to any adults who are looking for the time and space to relax.

What sort of things do you read?

A mixture of novels, short stories and poems.

Where do the clubs meet?

Please note some groups meet during Open+ hours. To attend you will need to be registered for Open+ access. For full details please visit or contact the library during staffed hours.

Club Location Day Time More information
Mossley Library Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon 0161 342 3787, Send a message to Mossley Library
Dukinfield Library Thursday 10.30am - 12 noon (during Open+ hours)  0161 342 2828, Send a message to Dukinfield Library
Denton Library Friday 9.30am - 11.00am 0161 342 3406, Send a message to Denton Library


Volunteers wanted

Tameside Libraries are looking for volunteers to support Book Time for Yourself Clubs. Please contact us if you:

  • are able to give an hour and a half a week
  • like working with people
  • are interested in books and reading
  • are friendly and a good listener
  • and enjoy working in a team

Reading friends

Reading Friends is a Reading Agency project aimed at overcoming lonlieness and isolation. Have a look at the Reading Friends pages to see what events offered by Tameside Libraries.


Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Tameside One
Market Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2031