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Library recreational book swap scheme


Posted on Thursday 26th April 2018

The Library has a small collection of recreational reading books you can borrow, as well as copies donated copies of books staff have read and swapped for another one.  Why not have a clear out and bring along  a book to swap.
Why?
For readers, the best tonic for a low mood or anxiety is reading a book – outperforming a head-clearing walk, a sympathetic chat with friends or watching TV. In fact, readers are 36% more likely to pick up a book than talk to a friend when they want break out of a low mood.  Bedtime ranks as the most popular reading occasion, enjoyed by 75% of readers with half of readers (43%), saying reading helps them sleep better”.
Reading Between the Lines: the Benefits of Reading for Pleasure by Dr Josie Billington (2015).‎