Funnily enough, we've got lots of books!  They look lovely on our shelves, but we're much happier if they're being read by someone, so go down to your local library and check some books out.

Book groups

Reading can be a solitary pursuit, but joining a reading group or book group can make it a social activity: you can share your thoughts about a book, meet new people, and discover books you might not have picked up otherwise. We've got a few different book groups in our libraries, including one devoted to graphic novels. 

And if you're setting up your own group, you might want to see us: we've got plenty of books you can borrow!  Just register your group by popping into any of our libraries and you can borrow books to read straight away.

The following Book Groups are available in Bolton Libraries

  • Blackrod Library Monday group - meets on the first Monday of the month from 2.00pm until 3.00pm
  • Blackrod Library Thursday group - meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Bromley Cross Library Thursday group - meets on the first Thursday of the month from 11.00am to 12.00 noon
  • Central Library Thursday group - meets on third Thursday of the month from 6.15pm until 7.15pm, in the Central Library's fiction area
  • Central Library Graphic Novel Reading Group - meets every four weeks from Saturday 13 January 2018 from 3.30pm - 4.30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room in the Central Library
  • Harwood Library Tuesday group - meets on the second Tuesday of the month between 11am and 1pm
  • Harwood Library Thursday group - meets on the second Thursday of the month between 6.15 and 7.15pm
  • High Street Library Tuesday group - meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm until 3.30pm
  • Horwich Library Saturday Group - meets on the second Saturday of every month from 2.30pm -3.30pm
  • Westhoughton Library Tuesday group - meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 1.30pm until 3.30pm


Too... much... choice...

We have the same problem: with so many books, how do you decide what you're going to read next?  Don't worry: we know a couple of websites you can use to help pick your next book, see the links tab above. Every library also has a copy of a useful reference book called Who Else Writes like...?

If you're really stuck, or if you just want a bit of a natter about books and reading, talk to a member of staff in your local library.

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