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Healthy Ireland at Your Library

Healthy Ireland, a Government-led initiative, is the national strategy to improve health and wellbeing, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library

Public libraries are currently delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information.

Funding granted by Healthy Ireland has enhanced health and wellbeing book collections (digital and hardcopy), and provided for staff training, events, and promotion.

The Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme will continue to build on this and contribute to improving the health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life of communities and individuals at all life stages

Healthy Ireland at Your Library Services

Healthy Ireland at Your Library offers the following resources and services to library users in every branch in the country. 

Book stock

A comprehensive collection of books on health and wellbeing will be available in all public libraries.

Online resources

New e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines will be accessible in every library and by remote access.

Health information services

Trained staff will be able to provide information guidance and direction to users with health and wellbeing queries and promote health awareness in the community.

Branding and Promotion

National and local campaigns, promotional materials including roll-up banners and bookmarks, and online promotion through the Libraries Ireland website and social media.

Programmes and events

Talks, discussions and workshops with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy.

Staff training

Training sessions for each local authority will build the knowledge and skills of library staff to meet user needs for health information and to respond confidently to user requests and provide direction to relevant health resources.

A core collection of books to support Healthy Ireland at Your Library is available in every library in the country.

You can also access a range of Healthy Ireland eBooks and eAudiobooks via your local library service.

Healthy Ireland Initiative

Healthy Ireland, a Government-led initiative, is the national strategy to improve health and  wellbeing, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.

You can find out more about the Healthy Ireland initiative here.

For more information about the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme at your local library, please visit your library service website.

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