What is Healthy Ireland at your Library?
Healthy Ireland is the national strategy for action to improve the health and well being of the nation. Placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.
Leitrim County Library is now delivering a new and exciting programme called “Healthy Ireland at your Library”. The programme will establish your local library as a valuable source within the community for health information.
The initiative was launched on Saturday 20th January 2018 in Mohill Library where Ireland’s Fittest Family 2017, the Beirne family from Mohill, was on hand to support the initiative.
Through the countrywide library network, the Healthy Ireland at Your Library initiative will provide a range of resources and supports to the public to help them make healthy lifestyle choices at all stages of their lives. Healthy Ireland at your Library will enhance current health information in public libraries by providing new books, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing and a wider selection of health information.
Free events will be run by all nine county libraries
Leitrim Libraries also have an exciting schedule of events planned across all nine libraries, featuring talks, discussions and workshops for all ages, with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy. Yoga for children, healthy eating tips during exam-time, and art therapy workshops are among the events planned. All events will be open to the public and are free of charge.
For details of upcoming events, you can follow the Leitrim County Council Facebook page HERE and watch out for information on the Leitrim County Council web site HERE.
Public Consultation on Libraries Strategy 2018-2022
This Healthy Ireland at your Library programme is another example of just how useful your local libraries are. So please remember that a public consultation about the Libraries Strategy 2018-2022 is open until 1st February 2018. If you want a say on the future of your public libraries you can find out more information about the consultation and how to contribute HERE
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