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Your community, your fit

Your community, your fit

Libraries are a vital part of local communities that are open to everyone - and these days they do much more than just lend books!

That's why we're working with Surrey Libraries in developing programmes to help local people find their feet when it comes to keeping active. 

Don't sit on the sofa and tell yourself you'll start moving more tomorrow; find out below whether we're already working in your local centre. You owe it to yourself and your family to get moving because remember, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” *

*Bonus points if you know who wrote it - or in which book  :-)


Bookmark your progress - activity monitor trial

Bookmark your progress - activity monitor trial

If you're new to exercise, want to gauge your progress and live near Woking or Merstham, why not borrow one of our smart activity watches? We've got 10 in each library.

They're a great way to see whether you're one of those people for whom an activity monitor can be a real incentive to move more. You can borrow one for up to six weeks, giving you a chance to see whether having such a device is something it's worth investing in for the health benefits it brings you.

  • Monitors heart rate, activity, sleep quality and stress levels
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Quick charging with long battery life - up to 14 days' use 
  • Use standalone or with a dedicated smartphone app
  • Free to borrow for Surrey library card holders

Anyone who's a library member can borrow one of the ten watches from either Merstham or Woking. If you're not a member, just pop along and get your card in person or sign up for library membership online.

Each loan can be for up to 6 weeks and every watch is cleared of all the data and information when you return it, to ensure your privacy isn't compromised. 


Discover more at your local library

There's loads of information out there that claims to benefit your mental and physical health, but how do you know what to trust?  'Reading Well' from The Reading Agency, highlights books that are not only recommended and endorsed by medical professionals, but also features accounts from those with experience of the conditions or topics covered.

Keeping healthy means keeping busy. There are 52 libraries in Surrey with events and activities to suit all ages.  Why not see if there’s something of interest for you or your family in the programmes on offer at your local library