Healthy Hearts and Minds

Syston Library will be hosting a number of events during the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Red for Heart’ month. They hope to help people discover different ways they can keep their hearts and minds active and healthy.

In addition to providing information to customers on how to stay healthy, Syston Library is also raising money for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Red for Heart’ campaign by wearing red on Valentine’s Day. Customers can also donate 50p and try to guess the number of books in Syston Library’s Community Health and Wellbeing collection between 11th and 18th February to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

During half-term families are invited to take part in FREE Healthy Hearts and Minds events being run by the Charnwood Active Together Team at Syston Library. On Monday 13th February 2.00pm to 3.00pm there will be a family Nature Walk around Syston starting at the library and on Wednesday 15th February 2.00pm to 3.00pm there will be a Mini Tunes activity for younger children and their adults. Places are limited so booking in advance is necessary. Contact Syston Library on 0116 305 3500 for more details.

On Thursday 16th February between 10.30am and 12.30pm there will be a Mobile Diabetes Testing Unit in the Syston Library car park. Anyone wishing to be tested for diabetes is invited to come along and get tested. Throughout February there will be a chance to win a hamper full of healthy treats and pamper products. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is borrow a book from Syston Library’s Community Health and Wellbeing collection and enter your name into the prize draw at the help point.

Syston Library is one of a number of libraries in Leicestershire to be given a Community Health and Wellbeing collection. The Community Health and Wellbeing collection means that at Syston Library you will find:

An area of the library designated to health and wellbeing information, extra books and DVDs., links to healthy activities and local groups, health checks, staff trained to help you find health information, NHS choose and book service, Special events, feel-good fiction, FREE computer use. Libraries are FREE to join and FREE to use.
All the county’s libraries have a good range of health resources and information.
To find out more visit www.leics.gov.uk/healthandwellbeing