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What we do

The Reading Revolution coordinates and trains volunteers and Librarians running shared reading groups.

Shared Reading Groups

We read short stories and poetry aloud in small groups then talk about it.


Become a Reader Leader and share your love of reading with our exciting and unique project!


Want to offer meaningful connections with unique community groups through reading?

Read to Lead training

Welcome to Read to Lead- your opportunity to become a Reader Leader!

Shared Reading in action

In memory of our original wonderful readers who have passed away Margarita, Rhonda, Lynne, Grace, Peter, Jo and Alicia. We miss you!

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Support our mahi!

Help us professionally train Reader Leaders to run shared reading groups promoting social inclusion – uplifting hearts & minds!

What do you enjoy about shared reading?

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Aotearoa Literary Hub

Each month we feature the work of a NZ or Pasifika writer through the lens of shared reading. We ask our Reader Leaders to use a short story or poem by our featured writer and contribute feedback on how the work was used within their community. We conclude each month with a fabulous event for our community.  Some of these events will feature the writers themselves and they will be held in person or via Zoom. Through ALH we want to strengthen our communities’ connection to our local literature, authors, publishers and booksellers.

Isla Huia

Isla Huia (Te Āti Haunui a-Pāpārangi, Uenuku) is a te reo Māori teacher and kaituhi from Ōtautahi. Her work has been published in journals such

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Adults need storytime too: how Shared Reading promotes mental health.

Librarian & former mental health nurse Jodie Williams speaks to LIANZA 2023 about how shared reading supports mental health in her communities. 

What can shared reading do for me?


96% feel more connected to others through shared reading.

Have fun

100% had fun on the Read to Lead training course.

Improve wellbeing

96% say shared reading improves my wellbeing.


86% say shared reading uplifts my mood.

The News

What’s going on in the revolution.

World famous in Liverpool!

The Reader Organisation in the UK have published an article about our mahi here in Aotearoa. You can read the full story here: https://www.thereader.org.uk/kate-middleton-auckland-new-zealand-shared-reading-is-a-way-to-unlock-the-culture-of-silence/

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Our Readers

Meet some of our volunteers.


Meet magic librarian reader leader Melissa How did you get into shared reading & why? My manager had completed the read to lead training and

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Meet marvellous librarian reader leader Maia How did you get into shared reading & why? My manager asked if anyone was interested in doing the

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