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Shared reading is such a great way to meet people. Everyone I’ve met from the organisation so far has been really kind and helpful...I would absolutely recommend shared reading to anyone considering it.

‐ Jess, LSR Volunteer

Leicestershire Shared Reading (LSR), in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, supports a thriving network of ‘Make Friends, with a Book’ Shared Reading groups. These groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share!

Hear from Jessica, about her experience as a Shared Reading volunteer.

“Hi! My name is Jess Pascal and I’m an undergraduate student of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester. I did my Read to Lead training in September 2021 and have recently started co-leading one of the online groups. I find searching for texts to share, a really nice opportunity to remind myself what’s good about reading for fun and not having to analyse, without adding a huge burden on top of my workload.

Shared reading is such a great way to meet people and get out of the “uni bubble”. Everyone I’ve met from the organisation so far has been really kind and helpful, and I feel completely supported in my development. I’m learning a lot from this experience, and the training I had before starting was excellent, giving me the confidence I needed to begin. I would absolutely recommend shared reading to anyone considering it.”

How can you get involved? 

Volunteer with us!

Do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Confident reading out loud to a group? Interested in people and their stories?

We’re looking for volunteers to support our Ashby, Loughborough, Blaby, Hinckley and Zoom groups.

Come and join a group!

Maybe you’re looking for a new hobby? Or a friendly place to meet new people and share your love of reading? If this sounds like you, pop along to one of our sessions and enjoy listening to a story or poem – there’s no homework, and no pressure to read or talk.

Visit our website to find out where our groups are based – we even hold sessions over Zoom!

We look forward to welcoming you.

For more information about volunteering or attending a group please visit www.leicestershiresharedreading.org