‘Check It Out’ roadshow comes to refurbished library

LIBRARIES NI is inviting you to come along to a series of three Check it Out Advice Roadshows in the newly refurbished Rathfriland Library on Tuesday April 30, Tuesday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 28, from 2-4pm.

These roadshows are being held to give you the opportunity to seek advice and talk to the experts on a range of subjects, including benefit entitlement for your family, money and consumer advice and the Warm Homes Scheme NI.

The library reopened after refurbishment on April 16 so this is a great opportunity to call in and see the new library and chat to a wide range of experts who will be on hand, offering advice on how to make your life healthier and less stressful.

This will include the local pharmacist, who will be offering free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.

Family Support NI will be coming along to promote their website which directs the public to all kinds of local services and Beat the Recession will be on hand to offer advice on how to shop more wisely and make the most of your money during hard times. Volunteer Now will be coming along to share opportunities available for people to volunteer their time and skills, to enhance job opportunities and life skills.

Members of the Health In Mind team will also be at this event, to offer you advice on taking steps to improve your well-being. Libraries NI is committed to the Health in Mind project, which is funded under the Big Lottery Fund’s Live and Learn programme, and has been created with the aim of improving the quality of life of adults affected by mental illness, through information, learning and reading. To contact the Health in Mind team, telephone 028 9039 5980 or email healthinmind@librariesni.org.uk

Mary Jo Curran, Information Services Manager with Libraries NI, explains: “One of the aims of Libraries NI is to promote key information services to the public, so by inviting other services and organisations along to this event, we can offer people in the Rathfriland area information and details of services available to them. It is vital everyone looks after their health and wellbeing so we would urge everyone to come along to these roadshows to find out what support is available to ensure a healthier lifestyle.”

Admission to this event is free, light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to come along.

For further information, contact Rathfriland Library (12 John Street, Rathfriland, BT34 5QH), on telephone: 028 4063 0661 or email: rathfriland.library@librariesni.org.uk

For details of all events being held in Northern Ireland libraries, go to www.librariesni.org.uk