One of the greatest joys of a rainy day is being able to snuggle in the warmth with a good book, found at your local library, borrowed free of charge, and then reused by other lovers of literature. With Wandsworth boasting a whole host of libraries local to the Magdalen Estate– Earlsfield, Northcote Road, Balham and the newly refurbished Tooting Libray being just a few- there are loads of opportunities to find great things to enjoy reading. Every summer, the Wandsworth Libraries children’s reading scheme also actively encouraged youngsters to try their hand at new novels and discover new stories, with stickers and prizes along the way to keep track of their progress; it’s educational and fun, just what you want for a school holiday activity!
For the grown-ups, there are several local book groups that meet regularly to discuss a set text. It’s a great way to make new friends with a common interest that is immediately shared, particularly if you’re new to the area, and of course a great time to share opinions and hear those of others. For a list of groups that are right on your doorstep, have a look at the Book Group Info website.
If you’re passionate about something that you have found a great group, class or club for in and around the Magdalen Estate, why not let us know, and we can share it with others in our blog.Google+