Sporting Memories
Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Sessions
Reading Well
Mood boosting
Pictures to Share
Discovering Memories
Reminiscence Collection

Sporting Memories

Due to the Coronovirus all our Sporting Memories groups are cancelled until further notice. Please see for futher information

Wellbeing through reminiscence.

Chat and share your sporting memories with other sports fans who enjoy watching or playing sport.

There are weekly Sporting Memories group meetings at:

Waltham Library
Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm

We also have a monthly group session meeting at:

Grimsby Library
First Thursday of every month from 2:30pm to 4pm - Starting from Thursday 2nd April

It's free to attend.

Please note that the sessions from 1pm - 3pm at Waltham Library are now full.

For more information please contact derek.o' or phone 01472 323617

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Sessions

Every Tuesday, 12pm - 1pm at Waltham Library.  With Sallyann Marshall (Dip. Holistic Therapies).

  • Learn mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques that you can use every day.

  • Friendly and welcoming environment

  • No previous experience needed

  • Suitable for everyone - sitting on a chair - no lying down or postures

Sessions are free of charge, but numbers are limited, so please book a place by calling into Waltham Library or phoning 01472 323656.

Reading Well - Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading.  The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The books provide helpful information and step-by–step self-help techniques for managing common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition.  The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.

The books are available from any North East Lincolnshire Library for anyone to borrow.

For more information or telephone Sandy on 01472 323620.

Mood Boosting Books

Is a promotion of uplifting titles including novels, poetry and non-fiction. Readers around the country have recommended these books.

The Reading Well Mood-boosting Books scheme is a national promotion of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry selected by readers.

People using the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme may also like to try some mood-boosting fiction or poetry, but the books are not prescribed, endorsed or recommended by health professionals. Mood-boosting Books provides crowd-sourced lists recommended by readers.

For more information go to to

Pictures to Share

Pictures to Share is a collection of books featuring pictures that are more likely to be understood and enjoyed by people with dementia. They are simple, clear and often colourful, with no confusing backgrounds or content. They are chosen because they provide an opportunity for telling stories or for linking in to themes that the person with dementia will recognize.

To find out how books can increase communication and combat isolation, go to Pictures to Share

Discovering Memories

Discovering Memories is a selection of books and materials at Grimsby Library to support people with dementia, their families and carers, including books of photographs and illustrations on local history, or different decades and themes.

Reminiscence Collection

The reminiscence collection is a local collection consisting of 6 booklets that contain local photographs and information.

  • Shops & Shopping in Grimsby & Cleethorpes
  • Back streets of Grimsby & Cleethorpes
  • Wartime Grimsby
  • Looks like rain
  • Entertainment
  • Occupations

These booklets may prompt memories for older people with memory loss. For more information please ring the Home Library Service on 01472 323651.

Reading Well

At a time when over 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, Lincs Inspire Libraries participate in a national scheme to support them with expert endorsed books available to borrow free of charge.

Reading Well for long term conditions is part of the successful Reading Well Books on Prescription programme delivered through English public libraries. It provides people living with long term conditions and their carers with high-quality book based information, support and advice on a range of conditions. Reading Well for long term conditions has a recommended reading list of 28 books that were selected by health experts and people living with long term conditions.

The list includes health information, memoir and self-management titles and covers conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease, as well as common symptoms such as fatigue, pain, wellbeing and sleep problems.

Author: Matthews, David, 1947- author.
Author: Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, associated with work.
Author: Levy, Mark L., author.
Author: Fletcher, Monica, author.
Author: Pedersen, S., author.
Author: Haines, Steve, 1966- author.
Artist: Standing, Sophie, artist.