Book lovers, we have book clubs across Medway! You’ll meet people just like you, who want to discuss and ask questions about the books they read.

There are book clubs at every library, as well as groups dedicated to crime fiction, plays and poetry, as well as groups for teens, the hard of hearing and the visually impaired.

Monday

  • Hempstead Library, second Monday of the month, 10.30am
  • Strood Library, third Monday of the month, 7pm

Tuesday

  • Rainham Library, first Tuesday of the month, 10.15am
  • Gillingham Library, second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am
  • Twydall Library, third Tuesday of the month, 2pm (except August and December)

Wednesday

  • Strood Library, first Wednesday of the month, 2.30pm
  • Hempstead Library, first Wednesday of the month, 2pm

Thursday

  • Gillingham Library, third Thursday of the month, 10.30am
  • Chatham Library, third Thursday of the month, 10.30am
  • Lordswood Library, last Thursday of the month, 10.30am
  • Rochester Library, last Thursday of the month, 10am
  • Wigmore Library, last Thursday of the month, 2pm

Friday

  • Cuxton Library - contact the library for the next meeting date
  • Walderslade Village Library, third Friday of the month, 10.30am

Saturday

  • Hoo Library, first Saturday of the month, 10.30am

Crime readers

For lovers of crime novels we have crime readers' groups at:

  • Lordswood Library, first Thursday of the month, 11am
  • Luton Library, second Thursday of the month, 3pm
  • Rochester Library, second Thursday of the month, 2pm

Play readers

This group is slightly different to other readers’ groups, with readers reading plays out loud. This group is held at:

  • Hempstead Library, fourth Monday of the month, 10am

Poetry readers

A friendly and informal group for all you poetry lovers to share your favourite poems at:

  • Wigmore Library, second Tuesday of the month, 2pm

Teen readers

These lively groups, especially for 11-16-year-olds, are held at:

  • Chatham Library
  • Gillingham Library
  • Rainham Library
  • Strood Library

Get involved by calling 01634 337 799 and asking to speak to a Community Librarian - Young People.

Visually Impaired People (VIP) readers

A specialist group for visually impaired readers who listen to talking books and want to discuss them. New members are always welcome!

For more information call 01634 337 799.

These groups are held at Rochester Library, on the third Friday of the month at 2pm.