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Reading Well Collection now available in libraries

New reading collection aims to support health and wellbeing

Aberdeenshire Libraries have created some new Reading Well collections through guidance from the Reading Agency that will be available in Libraries from the beginning of February 2020.

Reading Well for children recommends reading to help children understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times. The books have been chosen by children, carers, health experts and librarians. They are endorsed by leading health organisations such as NHS England, Mind and the Royal College of GPs.

The booklist is targeted at children aged 7-11 and includes a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.

Reading Well supports adults, young adults and children to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading available in libraries. The programmes are delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with public libraries.

There are additional Reading Well booklists for adults and young people on mental health, long term conditions and dementia. To find out more ask in your library or by visiting the Reading Well website.

These collections will be located at Aboyne, Inverurie, Stonehaven and New Pitsligo libraries, but the books are available for reservations from Borrowers across Aberdeenshire.

You can search for these titles and place a reservation via our online catalogue.

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