Chesterfield Library 200 groups in the county borrow books including: A listening group for visually impaired readers A drop-in group with no preparation A university of the third age group A group based in the mental health unit at the hospital A classics reading group A library staff reading group Several Womens Institute groups in rural areas
Bookmarks Insert this bookmark at the end of the first chunk you read Insert this bookmark at the point where you got into the book and knew you would continue to read it Insert this bookmark at the point where your involvement with the book went down a bit Insert this bookmark on the last page you read
Sustainability and independence Reading groups are organic. Dont struggle to keep a dying one alive. Close it and start another at a different time or place. Library services have developed policies on reading groups – which ones to prioritise support to, what all groups can expect, what staff time it is possible to allocate.
The reading expe rience The reader-centred approach sells the reading experience and what it can do for you, rather than selling individual books or writers. This builds the audience for literature by moving readers beyond brand loyalty to individual writers, developing confidence and interest in trying something new.