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Merry Christmas – Shrewsbury and Telford Health Library opening times

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries will be unstaffed over the Christmas period, but for eligible library members it is still possible to access our facilities 24/7. At Telford, just ask staff if you need the door code to access the

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Merry Quizmas from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries

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Flash Cards available to borrow from Telford Health Library

Boxes of themed flashcards are available to borrow from SaTH Health Libraries.  They are packs of short sharp facts to help you gain skills quickly and easily – ideal study aids.  They are perfect for revision or to update your

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Request and renew online

Can’t find time to visit the Health Library?  Remember you can request books and articles from our website – and renew books too!  Whether you are at work or at home, just visit our homepage at http://www.library.sath.nhs.uk/ and follow the links

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One week to go in our Prize Competition for National Poetry Day 2018

Fancy yourself as a Poet? SaTH Libraries are holding a Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.  Enter and you could win an Amazon voucher worth £25! Use your imagination and create a poem.  It can be in any style

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Visiting author at the Leadership Conference – Paul McGee, The Sumo Guy

Are you going to the Leadership Conference at SECC on Tuesday 2nd October? Catch up on the books by Paul McGee, who will be speaking at the event All these titles are available through SaTH Health Libraries.  Pop in and

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Make a Healthy Pledge

Make a healthy pledge with Telford Health Library. What will you do to boost your health? Just pop it on an apple note, clip it onto the healthy graffiti wall in the Education Centre and we’ll find a book or

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Reminiscence Boxes to borrow

Borrow reminiscence books and themed boxes to use with an individual or a group.  They are ideal for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Accessible and entertaining, they improve engagement between staff and patients, evoking memories and encouraging communication. Themed boxes

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Leadership Collection at Telford Health Library

Hone your leadership and management skills at Telford Health Library! time management staff and team management leadership innovation being effective coaching and mentoring Just ask. We are happy to help.

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Fresh Fruit Freebies

Telford Health Library is now giving away complimentary fresh fruit, courtesy of “Box of Goodness”! Restocked every Monday. Grab yourself a free healthy snack when you visit the library!

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