Reader Development

Inside of Stockton Library with someone reading a book

The Government has announced 'Local COVID alert level: high' restrictions for Stockton-on-Tees.

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Find out about our latest book promotions and discover new books at your local library. We have authors and poets visiting our libraries throughout the year so watch the library events pages for details.


Crossing the Tees Book Festival

Crossing the Tees Book Festival is brought to you by the library services for Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland. This literary festival has something to appeal to all ages with its wide and varied programme of events. More information can be found on the Crossing the Tees website.


Reader's Groups

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about the last great book that you read - then why not join one of our library reading groups? Groups meet once monthly and usually all discuss one title. Some of the groups in Stockton Borough are recruiting new members now - once the groups are full we will add your name to our waiting list. Contact your local library for more details.

Support for existing Reader's Groups
If you are already in a readers' group in Stockton Borough the library service can support your reading by supplying sets of books from our Reading Resource Collection sited at Thornaby Central Library. If you would like more details about any of our Readers' Groups or our Reading Resource Collection please ask at your local library or contact your Reading Resources Librarians, Jen Brittain [email protected] or Ruth Cull [email protected].

You can also visit and share information about your reading group and see the offers available to book groups.