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Tameside Libraries Readers' Groups


Do you love reading? Join one of Tameside Libraries Readers' Groups. 

Members of the group all take copies of the same book to read each month and then meet to discuss it. Groups read a variety of genres over the year and can suggest titles.

  • Share your reading experiences
  • Read books you would never have thought of trying
  • Groups are informal, fun and free
  • No literary knowledge required
  • Not finished the book or didn’t like it? Still come along and tell us why!

Our readers’ groups meet at:

Ashton Library GroupsDenton Group | Droylsden Groups | Dukinfield GroupHattersley Group | Hyde Groups | Mossley Groups | Stalybridge Groups | Visually Impaired Readers' Group

Want to set up your own Readers’ Group? Contact for more details.
Tameside Libraries offer:

  • Multiple copies of books for loan to readers’ groups
  • Staff assistance with setting up and running groups.

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

Tameside Libraries also offer Book Time for Yourself clubs, which provide a new type of reading experience. Unlike standard readers’ groups members do not need to read the book in advance.


Location Meeting Time Contact Person and details

Ashton Library Readers' Groups

Afternoon Readers' Group
Ashton Library

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm -3.00pm.

Ashton Library 0161 342 2029
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Denton Library Readers' Group

Denton Library

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2.00pm-3.00pm

Denton Library - 0161 342 3406
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Droylsden Library Readers' Groups

Droylsden Library Readers' Group
Droylsden Library
Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6.00pm - 7.00pm during Open+ hours. Droylsden Library - 0161 370 1282
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Dukinfield Library Crime Readers' Group

Crime Readers' Group
Dukinfield Library
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm - 3.00pm duringOpen+ hours..
This group only reads crime novels.
Dukinfield Library - 0161 330 3257 
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Hattersley Library Readers' Group

Hattersley Library Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2.15pm to 3.15pm 0161 342 2552
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Hyde Library Readers' Groups

Evening Readers' Group
Hyde Library
Meets on the 1st Monday of the month, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, during Open+ hours. Hyde Library - 0161 342 4450/4451
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Afternoon Readers' Group
Hyde Library
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Hyde Library - 0161 342 4450/4451
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Mossley Library Readers' Group

Afternoon Readers' Group
Mossley Library
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 2.00pm - 3.00pm, during Open+ hours. Mossley Library - 0161 342 3787
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Morning Readers' Group
Mossley Library
Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am Mossley Library - 0161 342 3787
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Stalybridge Library Readers' Group

Afternoon Readers' Group
Stalybridge Library
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3.00pm - 4.00pm. Stalybridge Library - 0161 338 3831
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Book Talk

Vision First Resources Centre
Wilshaw House, Wilshaw Lane
Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9QG
The Book Talk Group is a readers group for visually impaired readers which meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, 2.00pm - 3.00pm to discuss books listened to as sent by the RNIB Library. Stalybridge Library - 0161 338 2708 
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