A free family fun day will be held in Kilwinning next week with representatives from health and mental health charities also on hand to offer advice and support.

Pop along to Kilwinning Library on Tuesday, August 13 and enjoy a day of activities for families and young people at their community health and well-being fun day.

North Ayrshire Libraries staff are working alongside sixth year pupils from Kilwinning Academy who are involved in the school’s Health and Well-being Hub to organise the event, which offers a host of activities including DigiDabble, a silent disco, chair exercises, mindfulness sessions, a laughter workshop, storytelling, KA:Leisure health checks and an uplifting family film with pizza and popcorn.

The event is part of a Scottish Government funded project administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council, titled ‘Co-creating libraries for health and wellbeing’, with North Ayrshire being one of the three pilot areas to involve communities in developing library services for health and wellbeing.

Councillor Louise McPhater, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Our libraries offer so much more than just books, and adding health advice and events to the services we offer could have many benefits for local communities.

“This exercise will help us to find out more about the types of health services people would like to see in their library, and while this is the main focus of the event, the emphasis on the day will be very much on having fun.”

The fun day is suitable for all ages, is open to both library members and non-members and will run from 11am to 6pm.

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10.30am-11.30am Chair Exercises

11am-6pm DigiDabble

11am-11.30am Silent Disco

11.30am-11.40am Young Adult Storytelling

11am-2pm Treasure Hunt

12-12.30pm Silent Disco

12.30pm-12.40pm Young Adult Storytelling

1pm-1.30pm Silent Disco

1pm-2pm Laughter Workshop

2pm-2.30pm Silent Disco

2.30pm-2.40pm Young Adult Storytelling

2.30pm-3 Mindfulness Session

3pm-3.30pm Mindfulness Session

3pm-3.30pm Children’s Storytelling

3pm-3.30pm Silent Disco

3.30pm-3.40pm Young Adult Storytelling

3pm-6pm KA: Leisure Health Checks

4pm-6pm An UP-lifting Family Film with Dominos pizza and popcorn

4pm-4.30pm Silent Disco

4.30pm-4.40pm Young Adult Storytelling