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Healthy Libraries

Did you know we hold regular events and share information in your local library to help support your health and wellbeing?

What are healthy libraries?

Healthy Libraries provide a range of activities, events, and information to help promote healthier and happier lives for Buckinghamshire residents.

The Library Service is working with Public Health to pilot a programme which will support the Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The themes of the strategy are:

  • Start well, covering maternity, early years, children, and young people
  • Live well, improving mental health, reducing obesity and cardiovascular disease
  • Age well, supporting healthy ageing

Libraries act as hives of activity with strong links within the local community and are ideally placed to support residents of all ages, whilst promoting health and wellbeing. Whether you want to learn about healthy eating, find ways to look after your mental health, or connect with other people in your community, there are many ways that libraries will be able to support you with your health and wellbeing.

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What’s on in the libraries?

Although you can borrow a range of reading materials about health and wellbeing, libraries are not just about books! Check out our events listings to find out what’s happening in your local library.

Events Listing

If you attend an event, please let our staff know what you think and fill in a feedback form if you can. You can also let us have any feedback or ideas about the future programme by emailing [email protected].

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Healthy Libraries Pilot

We piloted our Healthy Libraries programme from February to April 2023 in seven libraries and were really pleased with the results. Our pilot libraries delivered 64 events, activities, and campaigns, and around 1300 people took part. Customers and staff provided positive feedback and we started rolling out the programme to all local libraries from July 2023.

A summary of our pilot is available here.