People living with dementia and their families and carers are invited to new Dementia Friendly Reading Cafés being launched at Penn and Wednesfield Libraries this month.

The relaxed sessions will offer a cosy, informal environment in which visitors can chat about books, poetry and more. 

Participants are invited to talk about their childhood favourites or best loved poems, reminisce with books about local history or simply enjoy good company with a cuppa.

The Dementia Friendly Reading Cafés are free and will begin at Wednesfield Library this Wednesday (4 September) at 10.30am and at Penn Library on Saturday 14 September from 2.45pm. It is planned that the sessions will be held on a monthly basis.

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "These new sessions will provide a wonderful regular social event for people living with dementia and their families."

For more details of the Dementia Friendly Reading Cafés please contact Andrew Miles on 01902 552056 or Jennifer Lees on 01902 552019.

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries - for more information, please visit Libraries.