Healthier, Happier, Connected
Through the Health and Wellbeing Offer, libraries promote healthy living provide self-management support and engagement opportunities for children and adults supported by welcoming spaces; effective signposting and information to reduce health, social and economic inequalities.
They offer a range of creative and social activities which engage and connect individuals and communities, combat loneliness and improve wellbeing.
Reading Well Books on Prescription
To see the full book lists and to find out more about the evidence on how reading supports health and wellbeing, visit the Reading Well website.
Universal Health Offer infographic
Showing how public libraries support the health and wellbeing of communities.
Reading Well evaluation October 2017
Reading Well Books on Prescription full evaluation report 2016-17
Reading Well case studies
The experience of Books on Prescription shows that arts and cultural organisations like libraries can play an invaluable role in delivering public health services. Three different libraries services reveal the the impact the scheme has had on their users.