As part of our non-fiction stock we have a collection of health books at each of our libraries. We also provide the following information services:
Reading Well - Books on Prescription
The scheme is aimed at helping people with mild to moderate psychological problems. Users of the scheme must be referred by their GP or Mental Health worker.
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As part of the Bolton Dementia Partnership we have book lists available at all libraries as well as an information pack for reference at Central Library:
All of the books listed are available to borrow from Bolton Libraries.
To check stock availability or reserve an item, please go to the Library Catalogue.
Down Memory Lane
Do you or someone you know have dementia? Bolton Central Library is hosting an Age UK group for people with early onset dementia and their carers. Come along for an informal chat, experience the reminiscence boxes, share memories and reminisce. Light refreshments provided. The sessions will take place on the first Wednesday of the month between 1.30pm and 3pm. For more information contact Bolton Central Library on 01204 332853 or Dawn Crossley at Age UK on 01204 701525 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions are held at:
Breightmet, 1st Tuesday 2-3pm
Horwich, 3rd Thursday 10.30am - 12pm
Westhoughton, 3rd Friday 11.30am - 1pm
We also provide Pictures to Share books which can be borrowed from your local library, these are a collection of books for people with dementia and memory loss. They are simple, clear and often colourful, with no confusing backgrounds or content that is difficult to interpret, they can help make communication easier and encourage reminiscence.
Pictures to share collection:
Beside the Seaside in Pictures
Funny Old World in Pictures
Sporting Life in Pictures
Childhood days in Pictures
In the Garden in Pictures
Travelling in Pictures
Countryside in Pictures
Proverbs and Sayings
Women’s work in Pictures
Family Live in Pictures
Shopping in Pictures
World of Work in Pictures