Home Library Service RBKC
Regular visits to your home every 4 weeks; books including large print and audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines; local information on health and council services; a telephone book group; a service tailored to your requirements. All HLS services are free, except the loan of DVDs

You can apply to join the Home Library Service if you live in the Royal Borough and are:

  • a carer
  • a person with disabilities
  • an older ⁄ elderly person who finds getting about difficult

You can also apply on a temporary basis if you live in the Royal Borough and:

  • you are recovering from an accident that has left you temporarily immobile
  • you are looking after someone which makes leaving the house difficult
  • you find it difficult during the winter months to get out and about

Where they work: Kensington & Chelsea

Shared Reading Group
Service Activities:
Weekly Shared Reading groups for people who are looking for a place to make meaningful connections within themselves and with other people in their community. We read great stories and poems aloud in the groups each week, using the literature as a starting point to help us discover what is common and unique about our thoughts and feelings. Group members are invited to read aloud, join in the conversation or sit back and relax while listening to the story—this is a non-pressure environment where everyone is welcome.

These groups run in partnership with libraries, community centres, hospitals, and day centres across Kensington and Chelsea. Please contact us to find a group near you.

W8 7RX
Tel: 0748 397 2020

Delivered by: The Reader
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

The Reader
c/o Kensington Central Library
12 Philimore Walk
W8 7RX

Tel: 07483972020

General Public, Alcohol / Substance Misusers, Black and Minority Ethnic, Children and Young People, Carers, Faith Communities, Homeless people, Local Residents, Men, Older People, Refugees, Unemployed, Vulnerable Adults, Women
Arts / Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Personal development

Delivered by:
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham