Inclusion and Wellbeing

Services and programmes to include all citizens

Growing Imaginations

Visit our Growing Imaginations page for information on this special programme.

Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland logo

Cork City Libraries hosts Healthy Ireland lectures throughout the year exploring the Healthy Ireland Be Well, Eat Well, Think Well pillars in its city wide network. We also offer a wide range of books on health related topics and feature book displays in all our libraries.

Download a brochure on Healthy Ireland books in stock here: Healthy-Ireland-Title-and-Event-Booklet.pdf (size 380.2 KB)

New eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines are accessible in every library and by remote access.

More information on Healthy Ireland here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/healthy-ireland-at-your-library

Bibliotherapy and Your Good Self

Bibliotherapy, the use of books and reading to help cope with emotional, physical and mental health, is increasingly acknowledged as being of great benefit to help people deal with life’s difficulties.

Bibliotherapy includes the use of fiction and non-fiction books and reading for pleasure to enhance people’s lives and provide means of enjoyment and respite from the daily grind. In recent times book prescription schemes have been developed in a number of countries and such a scheme is now operating in Cork City Libraries – we have copies of recommended books available in all local libraries and Central Library. Among the topics covered are eating disorders, anger management, depression, OCD, sexual problems, dealing with sexual abuse, panic attacks, relationship problems, stress and anxiety, relaxation techniques and parenting skills.

Your Good Self Adult Booklist.pdf (size 3 MB)

Your Good Self Family Booklist.pdf (size 1.8 MB)

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