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Reading & Health

Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries

Libraries across Wales promoted the benefits they can have on people's health and wellbeing last October. The campaign was launched on World Mental Health Awareness Day (10th October), libraries promoted the great sources of information they offer and how the social benefits of visiting the library and joining in group activities can have a positive impact on your life.

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The Society of Chief Librarians (Wales) has prepared this report in order to demonstrate the role public libraries have in relation to health, wellbeing and social benefits. SCL Wales believe this potential requires greater recognition and explanation within health and social care strategies and priorities.

SCL Wales: Health, Wellbeing and Social Benefits (2012)