Keep the Heid and Read!
The 2022 Reading Moment, better known as ‘Keep the Heid and Read’ took place on Wednesday 11 May 2022, during Mental Health Awareness Week. The project came about from an awareness that people have missed their libraries during the pandemic, and the desire to reconnect communities with libraries and the nation with its favourite pastime – reading. People of all ages pledged to read for just 6 minutes on the day, and staff and visitors did 6 minute reads to our school and public libraries throughout the day. Dr David Lewis, University of Sussex, has published research showing that reading for just 6 minutes a day can improve mental health by 68%.