Reading groups and author events

Join us for one of our regular reading activities – in person, on Zoom or over the phone.

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Online book group

Our book group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm on Zoom. Download or borrow a copy of the current book, then email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk. We'll send you a link to the Zoom meeting a week before the event.

Find out what we’re reading each month

Reading Friends

Each week we'll invite adults across Norfolk to relax with a cuppa and enjoy listening to a good story. Join us and we’ll bring you a tale to lift your spirits and give you an opportunity to share your thoughts with others online. Reading Friends is a Reading Agency project which aims to tackle loneliness through the proven power of reading. Sign up by emailing libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk and we'll send you a personal Zoom invitation.

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Reading Friends at Home

This is a telephone reading service for people who would like to read and chat with a member of our staff. We will read to you from books, magazines or newspapers, depending on your interests. Calls last for up to half an hour. Reading Friends at Home is dementia friendly, and we can make sure the calls suit your needs. Email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk or call us on 01603 774777 (weekdays 10am - 6pm) for more information.

VIP audio book club

Vision Norfolk run audio book clubs in our libraries. Sessions are once a month and offer a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for anyone interested in books. Some groups meet on Zoom, but others are now meeting back in libraries. Visit the Vision Norfolk website for more information.

Author Q&A events

Our author Q&As are always popular. They’re usually free and places fill up quickly. If you don’t want to miss out, the best way to find out about upcoming events is to sign up for our library service newsletter.

Support for reading groups

We love supporting local reading groups.

We've added 65 new titles to our list of recommended reads - perfect for book club discussions. If you’d like to reserve titles for your book group:

  • Check the list of available titles here
  • Draw up a shortlist of two or three titles that you’d like
  • Have your book club card ready
  • Visit your local library where staff will be happy to help, or call 0344 800 8020 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

We’ll place the reservations for you and add the £2 reservation fee (for up to 15 copies of the book) to your library card for payment. If your group has signed up for email notifications, we’ll let you know when the books are ready to collect.

We also have an eBook collection on our Overdrive website which is perfect for book club discussions. The collection contains 50+ titles chosen by library staff and available to download at any time. Find out how you can borrow eBooks free of charge.

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