Public libraries across the UK, including 2 in Scotland, are to receive new funding to help their communities explore major health and wellbeing issues including stress, obesity, body image and even death in new ways.
The ‘Engaging Libraries’ funding, announced by the Carnegie UK Trust and global charitable foundation Wellcome, will support libraries to engage local people in imaginative and interactive projects exploring health and wellbeing.
Libraries in East Dunbartonshire will engage with young and older people to explore brain development at different stages in life, and use the celebration the Year of Young People to work with young people and make intergenerational links via a project called Brainworks.
Dundee libraries’ project Talking ‘Bout Teddies will work with Dr Zeedyk to highlight the importance of teddies to children’s wellbeing, by recording and screening stories and short films of children and adults talking about their teddies and hosting a public lecture on attachment as part of the Dundee Science Festival.
Information courtesy of CILIP in Scotland.