Buckinghamshire Council launched its ‘Healthy Libraries’ pilot programme across the county this month, running from February to April.
The programme highlights how diverse and interactive the spaces are and is divided up into three categories: Start Well; Live Well and Age Well. The Healthy Libraries will cover activities, events and information that aim to promote healthier, happier lives for Buckinghamshire residents.
Clive Harriss, cabinet member for culture and leisure said: “I am so pleased that the council is launching a pilot that has the potential to be pivotal in the promotion of health and wellbeing in children, adults and older people. All too often people forget that libraries are for more than just books. I think the launch of this pilot will serve as a reminder of what great community resources our local libraries are.”
Angela Macpherson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing added: “We want to make sure that helpful and important information on how to look after our health and wellbeing is as accessible as possible to everyone, so what better place to do this than these hubs of community activity? It is important that everyone takes their mental and physical health and wellbeing seriously and there is so much support and advice out there. We can all benefit, often by making just a few simple changes.”