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Reading Well in Wales

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

The books are all chosen and recommended by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers.

There are four Reading Well schemes available in Wales:

Books are available from any of the Community Hubs in Monmouthshire.

Library membership is free for everyone and there are no overdue charges for any of the books in the three Reading Well Schemes.

A number of the titles in each scheme are available in Welsh, with new titles added as they become available.

Some of the books are available in e-audio and e-Book format through Borrowbox, the e-Book and e-audio book provider for all of the libraries in Wales.

To find out more go to

Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.

To find out more about other reading programmes go to

The Reading Agency are a national charity tackling life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. The Welsh Government are supporting The Reading Agency to deliver Reading Well in all 22 library authorities in Wales.