From Lois Walters and Rosie Trustram, Get Into Reading London Project Workers
On starting our new project with Southwark Libraries we were excitingly informed that they had the budget to purchase a set of books to complement the Get Into Reading groups we were setting up in the libraries. What a wonderful task was afore us- choosing books for the collection that tried to do something similar to what a GIR group does. These are books that we feel people will connect to, books that somehow touch us as humans, books that can tell us something about others or about ourselves.
We chose short story collections and poetry anthologies that contained material we knew worked well in groups and that will have a similar impact on readers whether they take the books out of the library to read alone, whether they read them to someone else at home, or whether they then come along to a Feel Better With A Book group in Southwark. They are in 6 Southwark Libraries: Peckham, Camberwell, Canada Water, Newington, John Havard and Dulwich – grab them while you can!