Celebrate your best loved books this Love to Read Weekend!

In this busy world, it’s not often we get the time to stop and reflect, well for Love to Read weekend on 5th & 6th November, we’re giving you the opportunity to share with us your favourite books. Share a photo of you and your favourite read on our Twitter page @Hantslibraries, in your photo, make an exaggerated facial expression to show us how your book makes you feel. Take a look at the example below for an idea.

It’s a great excuse to spend some time curled up with a good book, and join in this nationwide discussion.

To compliment the weekend, the BBC has a huge schedule of programmes featuring a whole host of well known personalities and authors such as Margaret Atwood, Michael Rosen and Andrew Marr.

As well as sharing your favourite books with us, we want to encourage everyone in Hampshire to read something different, so we’re inviting you to take a blind date with a book! Head down to one of the following libraries to grab a mystery book:

  • Winchester Discovery Centre
  • Chandler’s Ford Library
  • Andover Library
  • Basingstoke Discovery Centre
  • Fareham Library
  • Farnborough Library
  • Fleet Library
  • Gosport Discovery Centre
  • Lymington Library
  • Petersfield Library
  • Waterlooville Library
  • Eastleigh Library
  • Chineham Library
  • Tadley Library
  • Alton Library
  • West End Library
  • Netley Library
  • Hedge End Library
  • Stubbington Library
  • Lockswood Library
  • Aldershot Library
  • Yateley Library
  • Romsey Library
  • Totton Library
  • Hythe Library
  • New Milton Library

Come and join in the fun, and read something you might never normally pick up. When you’ve finished, tweet us the book title and your 5 word book review at @Hantslibraries using the hashtag #LoveToRead.

2 thoughts on “#LoveToRead”

  1. HI, you seem to be promoting the use of Tweeting a lot in your involvement with the Love to Read campaign – I’m afraid I don’t tweet, so feel that I cannot be involved. I choose not to tweet, but perhaps you could offer alternatives – I communicate using texts and emails via a laptop. And I’m not a pensioner – merely a 48 year young avid reader and library book user!


  2. Hi Jo, although the BBC’s Love to Read campaign is aimed at creating a buzz on social media, there are lots of other ways to get involved.

    Saturday nights will be Books Nights for three weeks on BBC Two, with programmes celebrating authors, reading and much more.

    BBC Radio is getting involved too and there’s lots of exclusive content on the Love to Read website.

    Or pop into your local library where we’d be happy to take your photo to add to the campaign and send you away with a Book Blind Date!


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