Posted: Thursday 4th May 2017
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to manage and understand your health by reading. There are 3 collections of books available to borrow: Reading Well Books on Prescription: 30 self help titles on conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders, Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia and Shelf help
Take a look at the titles we have available in the online catalogue. To borrow books, you will need to be a member of the library. If you're not, don't worry. Join now.
Sometimes talking about the past can be a comfort to a person with dementia so investigate the Reminiscence Collection to find ways of bringing memories to life. Follow the link Search the reminiscence collection online to see the wide variety of materials available such as books ,activities, a range of DVDs, CDs of musicals and films, jigsaw puzzles and memory boxes on many topics. This collection can help families and carers to remember the past and share experiences.
You can also useold newspapers to prompt memories too or simply find out about historical events. Go to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib and use your borrower card number to log in to read newspapers from the past. The Illustrated London News (1842 – 2003) covers all the major events of 19th and 20th centuries while 19th Century Newspapers has full runs of newspapers ranging from “The Chartist” to “Berrow’s Worcester Journal” to the “Dundee Courier”.
We also have “The Times Digital Archives” with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2008 available to search while the “The Sunday Times Historical Archives” (1822 – 2006) has over 600,000 pages available to search. Both resources can be searched by date or topic – useful for both for students or family historians.