A CAMPAIGN encouraging more people to “book in” for a healthy lifestyle has kicked off at Huddersfield’s Galpharm Stadium.
Staff from Kirklees libraries and Kirklees NHS Primary Care Trust are spearheading the campaign, which includes bus adverts featuring cartoon characters representing people of different ages and lifestyles who could benefit from books about health issues.
Following investment by the trust, libraries, mobile libraries and information centres across the district are now stocked with more than 15,000 new health-related books available for people to borrow.
Children can find books on food, sport, play and topics such as keeping safe while teenagers can find out about keeping fit, dealing with stress, growing up as well as tips on hair and make-up or healthy eating.
Adults can get a wide range of books on topics including parenting, keeping themselves and their families healthy, developing different life skills, keeping active in retirement or coping with emotional problems or long-term conditions and illness.
Clr Liz Smaje, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for leisure and neighbourhood services, said: “With the addition of this new range of books, there are now thousands of new titles for people of all ages to borrow. Providing valuable information on a wide range of health related issues, these books can provide the first step to better health.”
Judith Hooper, director of public health for Kirklees Primary Care Trust, said: “Information about health is crucial for all of us.
“We have supplied the libraries with a range of information that is accurate and in different formats. So what better way than to use the libraries across Kirklees to find out reliable information about a very broad range of queries you may have relating to your specific health issues?”
To find out visit your local library or mobile library or call 01484 226300.
To join the library, visit your local library with a form of identification which shows name, address and signature. Under 16s require a parent or guardian to be with them when they join and the adult should bring their identification with them.