Books and Reading

Book groups, book news and healthy reading programme

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Book Groups

If you enjoy reading and talking about books, then why not join one of our library book groups? There are groups in almost every library and they meet once a month to discuss their chosen book. 

Find a Icon for pdf Book Group [70.98KB] near you. 

Icon for pdf Book Group Leaflet [471.42KB]

Book Chains

Join a book group that never meets!

Would you like to share your reading experiences but don't have the time or inclination to join a book group? A Book Chain could be the answer.

Please ask a member of staff in your local library for more information on how to join a Icon for pdf Book Chain [433.15KB] 

New Titles

We produce a list of Icon for pdf new titles [1.11MB] which will be added to library stock next month, so why not have a look? You can then request your choices through our online catalogue.

For more reading, material, check out what's available digitally:

Scottish Collection and Classics Collection

A Scottish Collection and a Classics Collection is available now at Linlithgow Library.

If you can't make it along to Linlithgow Library, you can visit the online catalogue to see what's available. 

Remember you can request up to 20 items at a time to be delivered to your local library - and there's no charge. 

Icon for pdf Scottish Collection and Classics Collection [1.32MB]

Healthy Reading Programme

The Healthy Reading Programme has been developed to make it easier to access mental health and well-being books and web-based support. The resources have been recommended by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Lothian for use with or by children and young people to help promote positive mental well-being and support those children and young people experiencing emotional distress.

The books included in the young person's Healthy Reading scheme include books to support a range of life situations/circumstances, including anxiety/stress, low mood, bereavement, bullying and eating disorders.

The collection also includes resources for parents and or staff to help tackle problems which can arise at many different stages of general childhood development, such as challenging behaviour, sleep problems and relationship difficulties with peers.

Many of the books contain self-help exercises based on a cognitive-behaviour therapy approach. Some of the books are written by those who have experienced difficulties themselves and some are written by experienced mental health professionals. 

There is also a similar collection of books to support adult wellbeing which can be requested through your nearest library.

All of the resources on the list are located in Carmondean Connected and Whitburn Library and can be requested to borrow from any West Lothian Library.

See the full Healthy Reading list on the online catalogue.