Reminiscence resources in libraries

Reminiscence resources are activity books and training guides, films, music, pictures, jigsaws and objects which help to re-awaken people’s memories of their experiences and lives.

They can be used for working with older people including those with dementia, and adults or children with disabilities, either in a group setting or one-to-one. They are ideal for care homes, carers and family members.

Other reminiscence material is available online, including the wartime stories described below.

How can I borrow them?

Anyone can borrow these items. Day centres and care homes will find them particularly useful for people who enjoy remembering the past.

Our reminiscence collection is kept at Eastbourne Library. You can browse some items in the health and wellbeing section on the first floor. Other items are kept in the store and are available on request.

You can reserve reminiscence materials online to collect at your local library. Download our list of Reminiscence resources and ideas for activities.

Books for people with memory loss

Pictures to Share are books with images and simple text specially designed for people with memory loss and their carers, available in all our libraries.

Contact us

For more information about borrowing reminiscence collections, please contact our libraries: