The Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme is taking place across the library network nationwide, including Cork County Library. It is a Dept. of Health funded programme which enhances current health information in public libraries by providing new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing and a wider selection of health information for all users. Titles will cover areas such as healthy eating and active living, wellbeing and healthy childhood.
Events, including talks and workshops, are also being offered with a focus on physical health, mental health and health information. A wide and varied programme of events is currently being planned in Branches throughout the county. These include talks on diabetes and healthy eating, mindful walking and positive aging – from a talk on positive mental health for older adults in Skibbereen to a talk about bone health in Fermoy to mindful walking in Macroom. While all these events are free to attend, booking is recommended and can be made through the library holding the event. Further events are also being planned and details of all events will be available in your local library and also on the library website at www.corkcoco.ie/library