Reminiscence resources in East Sussex libraries

This entry was last updated: 5th May, 2018

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(opens new window) (Adobe PDF, 409k).


Accessibility and additional needs

Each library has a computer with a large screen, large print keyboard and access to an on screen keyboard, screen magnifier and accessibility settings for the mouse.

Contact Information


Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TL


0345 60 80 196

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