In 2022, The Reading Agency and Welsh Libraries encouraged you to 'Dip into Reading' and reap the wellbeing benefits.
We teamed up with Welsh Libraries to promote the link between regular reading and improved health outcomes in winter 2022. Supported by Welsh Government, libraries across Wales got involved in the public information campaign 'Dip into Reading' which aimed to promote small amounts of reading each week to support people's mental health and wellbeing.
Research shows that adults who read for just 30 minutes each week are more likely to report greater life satisfaction, self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations, with library users reporting better overall health than non-users.
Co-ordinated by The Reading Agency, libraries across the country received a pack including ideas for libraries to encourage their communities to dip into reading with activities including book swaps, reading groups and author visits.