03:14AM, Saturday 09 November 2013
A new collection of 'mood-boosting' books to help keep the winter blues at bay have been launched by Theresa May at Maidenhead library.
The Home Secretary and MP for Maidenhead was joined by Royal Borough councillors as she paid a visit to the library, in St Ives Road, on Friday last week to launch the initiative.
The collection is part of the national Reading Well Mood Boosting Books scheme and involves a range of 47 titles, mostly fiction, which have been recommended for their feel-good qualities.
It is linked to the Books on Prescription scheme, launched earlier this year, which has seen the library offer self-help books which have been recommended by health professionals as part of mental health treatment.
The library will also play host to a talk on the 800-year history of Maidenhead Bridge on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.30pm.
Keith Parry of the Maidenhead Heritage Trust will host the talk, which is part of the Thames Valley History Festival.
Visit thamesvalleyhistoryfestival.org for details and tickets.
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