What is Read a Little Aloud?

These are monthly themed social events taking place in library locations across Cambridgeshire.

You can come along, enjoy a cup of tea, and listen to our volunteers reading aloud. There is opportunity to discuss pieces being read, just sit back relax and listen and even bring pieces to read aloud yourself.

These are drop-in events which you can join as you wish to at your chosen library location.

“To sit back and just take time out to listen to what was being read and separate yourself from everything else. I came away feeling very relaxed and refreshed.”

- Read a Little Aloud attendee

“Reading aloud has always given me great joy and to give other people a little bit of pleasure and escapism deepens that feeling.”

- Read a Little Aloud Volunteer Reader

Where can I join a session?

We have monthly sessions you can join at a variety of library locations across Cambridgeshire. As these are drop-in events you can join multiple sessions as often or as little as you want to.

Cambridge Central Library

2nd Thursday each month

11am to 12 noon

Ely Library

Last Tuesday of each month


St. Ives Library

2nd Tuesday each month


St. Neots Library

1st Wednesday each month


Yaxley Library

The last Thursday of each month


Contact Us

If you have any questions then please contact us. You can email the Read a Little Aloud team at:

Email: RALA.Online@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Interested in becoming a Read a Little Aloud Volunteer Reader?

Check out our library volunteering webpage.