Join in with the Big Jubilee Read

If you’re a keen reader The Big Jubilee Read could be just the challenge you’re looking for. Featuring 70 titles, one for each year of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign, the books were all selected by a panel of experts to reflect our changing nation through fiction. Each decade, from the 1950s to the 2020s… Continue reading Join in with the Big Jubilee Read

Supporting Ukraine in libraries

Dobro Pojalovat v bibliotyeku - Добро пожаловать в библиотеку(Welcome to the Library) Our libraries are pleased to have been able to work alongside colleagues, communities, and partners to offer support to refugees arriving in Hampshire. Alongside free and flexible emergency library membership and information on our services, which has been translated into Ukranian and Russian,… Continue reading Supporting Ukraine in libraries

Powerful poetry: 7 must read contemporary poetry books

Poetry comes in all different shapes and sizes. From flowery language mixed with rhyme and rhythm, to plain speaking pages that confess something profound (and everything in between). Discover your favourite kind of poetry with these varied recommendations to get you started.

Death Positive Libraries

Death positive libraries aim to remove the barriers to talking about death and dying. Almost 80% of British adults find it difficult to talk about death, even though we all have to face it. Not talking about death, not getting the right support and advice at the right time and the suffering that people go… Continue reading Death Positive Libraries

International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias

International Women's Day (IWD) March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD… Continue reading International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias