Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October 2018
See website and invidual libraries for details
Celebrating the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people.
To mark Libraries Week, most of Norfolk’s libraries will host a Free Just a
Cuppa Coffee morning – there will be tea, coffee and the chance to chat and
There will also be a virtual Just a Cuppa and book chat taking place via the
Norfolk Borrower’s Facebook group on Monday 8 October, Tuesday 9 October
and Wednesday 10 October, 7–8pm. If you
want to take part you just need to be a member of the group, be on Facebook from
7pm and join in! There’ll also be book give-aways each day. The group provides
a place for people to share what they’re reading with others.
We’re celebrating the wellbeing benefits that reading provides. Research
shows that reading for pleasure has been linked to a reduction in stress, the
symptoms of depression and the risk of developing dementia in later life. Why
pop in to a library and borrow a book during libraries week? Or
download an eBook, eAudio book or eMagazine?
Reading Well Mood-boosting books is a national promotion of uplifting
titles. Norfolk Libraries have put together a
collection of our mood-boosting books available from their libraries to help you
The second strand to Reading Well is Reading Well Books on Prescription.
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your
health and wellbeing using self-help reading. There are booklists on four topics
-mental health, long term conditions, mental health for young people and
dementia, the books are free to reserve from any Norfolk library. For more
visit our health and wellbeing page.
Price: See website for details
Location: Libraries throughout Norfolk, England
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Norfolk & Norwich Festival
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