GWYNEDD Council libraries are supporting a national campaign where young people are encouraged to share a book that has benefited their health and wellbeing.

The Welsh Government's ‘Winter of Wellbeing’ scheme is offering children and young people help to feel better heading in to 2022.

As part of the scheme, Gwynedd Library Service, in conjunction with The Reading Agency and Welsh Public Libraries, aims to raise awareness of what reading can do to lift the mood of young people, while connecting families, friends and communities across Wales.

The campaign is also organising a series of events for school classes such as art workshops, music and story, movement and song sessions.

Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council's cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said: "Reading is an important tool in looking after our mental health, and it's great to see this scheme come to fruition to help the young people of the county following a difficult year last year.

"If you are a young person, or know a young person who is an avid reader, then I encourage you to contribute to the reading list to promote the well-being of young people in Gwynedd and beyond."

Young people are invited to share book suggestions in Welsh or English, be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry or a short story that has helped their mental health in any way.

Suggestions will be compiled in a reading list to help others and promote the wellbeing of young people across Wales.

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