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Northamptonshire LibraryPlus is delighted to announce the relaunch of Study Happy for 2022

04 May 2022

A student studying at a desk

Starting in May, libraries across the county will provide dedicated areas and tailored resources for students to help them in their productivity and support their wellbeing.

As well as free Wi-Fi and tablet use, the libraries will have a selection of stationery, and refreshments available, together with a variety of relaxing activities for revision breaks including games, fidget toys and even play dough.

Students will also have access to a collection of specially selected ‘Study Happy’ books, covering topics such as essay planning, understanding plagiarism, reading and making notes, and time management.

Northamptonshire Libraries also have ‘Reading Well’ books for young people which provide 13 to 18-year-olds with support and advice on common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Northamptonshire Libraries first launched Study Happy back in in 2017, having been inspired by a similar scheme at Warwick University. They have since developed it in recent years to provide more resources to support the wellbeing of students in the lead up to important end of term exams.

The lead up to exams can be a stressful time for young people. Northamptonshire libraries is aiming to provide stress relief by encouraging a smarter and healthier approach for young people studying for exams. The dedicated areas in the libraries will include short break out areas for activities, and refreshments to help those revising look after their body and mind during this challenging period.

It’s important to remember that we all learn and retain information when we are at our happiest and healthiest. I urge all students with exams ahead of them to pop along and discover their perfect study-life balance and be truly study happy!
Deputy Leader of West Northants Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Leisure Councillor Adam Brown
With exam period coming up, this is a fantastic initiative for students to escape to a safe and quiet environment for their studies. During what can be a stressful time for young people, it’s important to create a balance when it comes to revision and studying. I hope that by escaping to their local library, students can be ‘study happy’ and achieve the results they deserve.Deputy Leader of North Northants Council and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, Cllr Helen Howell