CareMalta, in a joint initiative with Malta Libraries, is in the process of setting up seven libraries at Roseville, Villa Messina, Casa Arkati, Casa Marija and Casa San Paolo, as well as Żejtun Home and Zammit Clapp, with the aim of encouraging older persons to familiarise themselves with the process of borrowing a library book and actually reading it.

“Reading forms an integral part of our residents’ daily life and we are ever so grateful to the many books we receive as donations from time to time. Books have a special place in our residents’ hearts, especially those who love to read,” said CareMalta’s CEO, Natalie Briffa Farrugia.

To further encourage this initiative, Horizons, the book arm of Outlook Coop, recently donated over 600 books covering Melitensia, novels, short stories and poetry to the nine homes run by CareMalta.

General manager David Bezzina said the donation was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility plan to contribute to society, especially during such difficult times. “We also believe that every elderly home should have a library, as books are a positive source of inspiration at all times.”

Brand new books towards this initiative will be also provided by CareMalta and Malta Libraries.