‘Dip into Reading’ and Reap the Wellbeing Benefits this WinterJanuary 16, 2023
Welsh Libraries are encouraging you to ‘Dip into Reading’ and reap the wellbeing benefits this winter
Welsh Libraries are teaming up with national charity The Reading Agency to promote the link between regular reading and improved health outcomes this winter. Supported by Welsh Government, libraries across Wales will be involved in the public information campaign ‘Dip into Reading’ which aims to promote small amounts of reading each week to support people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Research shows that adults who read for just 30 minutes each week are more likely to report greater life satisfaction, self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations1, with library users reporting better overall health than non-users.
Co-ordinated by The Reading Agency, libraries across the country will receive a pack including ideas for libraries to encourage their communities to dip into reading with activities including book swaps, reading groups and author visits.
Libraries across Wales will be hosting a range of activities as part of Dip into Reading – check out your local library authority website for a schedule of events.
Karen Napier MBE, CEO, The Reading Agency said: “The link between regular reading and improved wellbeing is well-known, and we are delighted to work with our partners in Wales to spread this message to the public and celebrate reading this winter. We know that the work we do to inspire engagement in reading across the UK is made possible by the commitment of our library partners and are delighted to be working with them on Dip into Reading.”
To find out more visit your local library or go to www.readingagency.org.uk and click on Dip into Reading.