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Delivery of books to those self isolating

Age Friendly Ireland

Meath County Council

Programme: Meath

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services, Respect And Social Inclusion

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund CovidHealthy Ireland Fund

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Services

Cost: 500-1000


The library service provided a delivery service of reading materials to cocooners across Co. Meath during lockdown. By providing reading materials they have promoted positive mental wellbeing, staying connected and also allowing people to switch off through reading.

Aim of Initiative

Older and younger adults across Co. Meath

Who is it aimed at

Older and younger adults across Co. Meath

Steps critical to success

  1. Creating a delivery service
  2. Maintaining communication with members
  3. Getting Staff to adapt their roles

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Logistics
  2. Delivery
  3. Transport and packaging

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Staying connected with members
  2. Allowing people the option of Switching of through reading
  3. Building new library membership

Evaluation / Report:
This project has been running successfully across the Meath Library service for the whole of lockdown.

Shauna Henry, Meath Libraries,