The Reading Agency's Reading Well - Books on Prescription supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books are all chosen and recommended by health experts, as well as by people living with the conditions and topics covered, and their relatives and carers.
Titles are available for anyone to borrow from Lincs Inspire Libraries and many are available as eBooks and eAudiobooks from our eLibrary Libby. You can also be recommended a book by a health professional to support treatment.
There are five booklists currently available:
- Reading Well for Mental Health
- Reading Well for Young People
- Reading Well for Children
- Reading Well for Long Term Conditions
- Read Well for Dementia
Mood Boosting Books
The Reading Agency's Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country and many of them are available to borrow free from Lincs Inspire Libraries. Selected titles are also available to borrow as e-books and eAudiobooks via our eLibrary Libby.
Pictures to Share
Pictures to Share is a collection of books featuring pictures that are more likely to be understood and enjoyed by people with dementia. They are simple, clear and often colourful, with no confusing backgrounds or content. They are chosen because they provide an opportunity for telling stories or for linking to themes that the person with dementia will recognise and can increase communication and combat isolation.
Browse items from the collection that Lincs Inspire Libraries stock in the stock portlet below.
The Reminiscence Collection consists of books and themed boxes of photographs featuring local landmarks that may prompt memories for older people with memory loss and Dementia. These include:
- Shops & Shopping in Grimsby & Cleethorpes
- Back streets of Grimsby & Cleethorpes
- Wartime Grimsby
- Looks like rain