MPL Launches Bibliotherapy Initiative on Blue Monday

With everything that’s going on in the world, have you been feeling stressed, isolated and somewhat hopeless? Today is Blue Monday which is also known as the most depressing day of the year. Whether that's a myth or not, many people are probably feeling down around this time of the year.

Your mental well-being is important to us, that's why we are launching the Bibliotherapy initiative in which we use books to help make you feel a little better about life. Books can have the transformative power to help you de-stress and view life from a fresh perspective. Reading a book that parallels your own experience can make you feel less alone and alleviate stress, anxiety and general malaise.

As part of the initiative, we are offering a Book Healing service which allows our staff to pair you with the perfect reads to support your mental health and emotional well-being. All you have to do is fill out an online form to let us know your preferences. We’ll put together a personalized reading list just for you. You can place holds on the books you like and pick them up using our curbside service.

That’s not all, we will be creating many wellness related reading lists and blog posts throughout the year which you can find on our Health and Wellness page. Mental well-being is important for everyone and we want to be here for you as we journey through this pandemic together.

Request your personalized reading list now and get ready to experience the healing power of reading.

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