Reading Groups

Joining a local group

There are several active reading groups in the Easingwold area. If you’re interested in joining one of them we can pass your details to local group organisers who will then contact you.  Please message us:


Reading Groups are very popular, have membership limits and are often full. If you’re unable to join a group, there are some other options:

Start a new reading group

We’re very happy to provide support for local reading groups. Using county library books is much more economic for your members than expecting them to constantly buy their own copies.

To launch a new group, the leader should call into the library to open a reading group account. An annual reading group subscription costs £25. It allows groups unlimited requests for up to ten copies of each title (subject to availability).

You’ll be given a group library card and information about ordering books for your group online from county library stock. Of course, you can also order books in person by calling into the library where we’ll be pleased to help.


Tip: Try to order titles at least two months in advance of your intended meeting date. You’re probably best choosing books that aren’t newly-published or current best-sellers to avoid a potentially long wait for enough copies.


You’ll get emails as your ordered books arrive at the library. Just pop in to collect them and return them once your group has finished with them. Easy.

More information about North Yorkshire County Council’s support for reading groups can be found here.

reading groups online

Another option is to join an online book group. Reading Groups for Everyone is the UK’s largest reading group network. Whether you’re already in a reading group, want to join one or would like to start a new one this is the place to go. Open a free account and join online groups that suit you.

In addition, North Yorkshire County Council run an online reading group through the book website Goodreads. Find more information and sign-up here.