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Reading Well for Health and Wellbeing

Our Reading Well collections help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading recommendations. Also known as Books on Prescription.

Reading Well books are all endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself, or place a free request.

Reading Well 'Books on Prescription' is delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians as part of the Society of Chief Librarians' Universal Health Offer. It is funded by Arts Council England and Wellcome.

There are currently four book lists available in Leicestershire libraries:

Events and activities

Many libraries offer events and activities to support your health and wellbeing, including Make Friends with a Book groups and craft and chat sessions. Check individual library pages for more details. Many of our staff are Dementia Friends and our libraries are autism friendly.

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