We are pleased to announce that we are now a Death Positive Library Service, with book collections focused on dying, death and grief available to loan from four of our libraries.
We will be using libraries as safe and trusted spaces to start supportive conversations about death, dying and loss. We are also looking to host death-focused support groups and other events and activities. They will focus on how we approach death, and how those left behind can manage emotions once someone they love has passed away.
The project will be primarily based in Burnham-on-Sea, Frome, Wellington and Yeovil libraries. We aim to expand it across Somerset in due course.
Please note: all books in the collection are available to reserve and collect from any library in Somerset. Just speak to a member of staff or reserve through the LibrariesWest website.