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BiblioHealth

Lithuania

Lithuania

The Kaunas Public Library, in collaboration with psychologists, physicians, journalists, yoga specialists and other regional public libraries, has been implementing throughout the European Year 2012 the project BiblioHealth, aimed to improve the access of older people to reliable health information.

The project aims to encourage people 60+ to have a healthy lifestyle, engage in physical activities and access to reliable health information sources (books and electronic resources). Nurses and carers are also beneficiaries of this Lithuanian initiative.

The project includes different activities and actions, such as: book presentations, relaxation sessions, lectures about yoga and yoga exercises, meetings with health workers, herbalists and psychologists, internet courses focused on finding reliable resources and conferences about how to discover the health-related books available in public libraries. Some of these actions will also take place in Vilkaviškis, Birštonas and Jonava Municipality Public Libraries.

Kaunas Public Library also organised the conference “Ageing and Mental Health” on September 24th together with psychologists from the Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University.

 
Promoter: Kaunas County Public Library (KCPL)

KCPL is the largest public library in central Lithuania, with 18 structural units and employing 202 staff members, including 144 professional librarians.

 
Sponsor (s): EIFL--PLIP: Public Library Innovation Programme
 
Website: http://www.kvb.lt/lt/component/content/article/62-straipsniai/3131
 
Location: Radastų st. 2, 44164 . Kaunas
 
Contact: Valentina Grinevičienė: valentina@kvb.lt