Puzzling via your library aids mental health

In our new COVID world, staying connected is vital.  Puzzling via your library is a fun way that will encourage social interaction among patrons, as well as promoting a love of lifelong learning.

Form a library puzzle club

Catching up to solve puzzles with a group of friends (via the library) has many advantages.  Puzzles are fun, stress-free, and at the same time, great (active) learning activities.  These can take place face to face or via an online platform such as Zoom.  A library provides an environment that will help a patron who is feeling vulnerable to feel safe.  It can also be particularly beneficial in the event of a (COVID-19) lockdown.  When people have to stay at home, it is comforting to know that there is a way to connect with other people.

How puzzling via your library can benefit mental health

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is committed to responding to the escalating mental health crisis caused by COVID-19.  Puzzling via your library can benefit mental health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.  Puzzlers can enjoy engaging their brain to focus on something helpful and wholesome and have the satisfaction of solving a problem.

In the event a library patron is feeling a little low, flat or lonely, it can give them the opportunity to focus on an enjoyable pastime while the feelings subside. If they do this regularly, they will develop resilience and a strong coping strategy for the difficult times.  They will feel much better knowing that they have a plan in place to deal with it.