'Reading for Health' at Ansdell Library

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lancashire County Council has joined up with the Arts Partnership for Fylde to offer a 'Reading for Health' talk next month about the positive benefits of reading.

This forms part of the 'Room of Our Own' events programme, making sure that art is accessible to Fylde residents, businesses and visitors.

The talk, given by library staff Deborah Rowe and Jill Connolly, takes place on Friday 9 March from 2pm to 3.30pm at Ansdell Library. It is free to attend and is aimed at helping people who live with long-term health issues to improve their health and wellbeing through reading.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This event is a great way of delivering community-based help and support for people living with long-term conditions, and importantly their family and carers too. It is also a superb way of making arts, culture and heritage readily available for all.

"I hope that people take the opportunity to go along and to enjoy the talk."

The talk is free to attend, but tickets must be booked as places are limited. Tickets can be booked online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-room-of-our-own-reading-for-health-tickets-42921141289www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-room-of-our-own-reading-for-health-tickets-42921141289

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. It's free and there are no age restrictions.

For more information, go to libraries www.lancashire.gov.uk/ libraries

Alternatively call 0300 123 6703.

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