Young people's reading groups

Joining a reading group is a great way to get together with other young people and discover new books and authors.


Do you enjoy reading?

If you live in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (or attend school here) and like books, read on!

Chatterbooks reading groups are all about books. We chat about books, play games and do quizzes, find out about authors, hear about new books, and have a lot of fun together!

The groups meet once a month in the library, usually after school, for a year.

For 8 to 10 year olds.

Chatterbooks groups

There are Chatterbooks groups meeting in several of our libraries. New groups will start up in most of the libraries below.

Library Meeting time
East Sheen Library One Wednesday a month.
Ham Library Second Wednesday of the month 4pm.
Hampton Library Third Wednesday of the month 4.30pm.
Hampton Wick Library One Friday once a month at 4.00pm.
Kew Library First Saturday of the month, 10.30am.
Richmond Library One Wednesday a month.
Teddington Library Fourth Wednesday of the month 4.30pm.
Twickenham Library Third Thursday of the month 4.30pm.
Whitton Library Last Wednesday of the month 4.30pm.

Teen reading group

Join our new monthly 11-14's book group!

Discover fantastic new books and authors, write your own short stories and poetry, make new friends and get to grips with graphic novels and manga.


Wednesday 13 June, 5.45 to 6.45pm, at Whitton Library.

To join, sign-up in person at Whitton Library or phone 020 8734 3343.



How to join

To find out more, or to join one of the groups, please ring or stop by the library. Some of our groups may be full but you can join the waiting list.

Please note that places are limited to around 10 members per group. Places will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Updated: 14 May 2018