As promised yesterday, here are twelve more of our favourite picture books published in 2016. These are aimed at slightly older children than yesterday's selection, but every child is different. We hope you find some more of your favourites here - and maybe some ideas for books you've not yet read. All of our suggestions from yesterday and today are available to borrow from Hampshire Libraries.
What is Blue Monday? Blue Monday, typically the third Monday of January, has been suggested as the most depressing day of the year, according to Cliff Arnall, former tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Top Tips If you're looking for some motivation to kick start the year, why not try some our top tips below... Pick up a… Continue reading Beat Blue Monday
At this time of year we generally share twelve of our favourite picture books published during the last twelve months. This year has seen a bumper crop of fabulous books and it was a struggle to cut my long-list of book choices down to such a small number - so I haven't. Today we are sharing twelve picture books which are arguably for slightly younger children. Tomorrow we will offer another twelve books, this time for slightly older children. We hope you find some of your favourites here and maybe some ideas for books you've not yet read. They are all available to borrow from Hampshire Libraries.
The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.… Continue reading Costa Book Awards 2016
To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, the UK Chief Medical Officers’ advise it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it's best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days.… Continue reading Dry January
Ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious £££ by giving up alcohol for 31 days the January. Hampshire libraries can help you find alternative activities with our courses, and pick up some seriously healthy habits with our range of self-help and fitness books, eBooks and eMagazines. 10 Books to get you through… Continue reading Books to get you through Dry January
What better time to start a new hobby than the new year? At Hampshire Libraries, we have a huge selection of courses and activities to help you choose something new, or brush up on something you haven't been able to do for a while. If you like art, why not try... Fine painting and drawing… Continue reading New year, new hobby!
To celebrate 75 years of one of the most influential scientists of our time, we've put together our ultimate Stephen Hawking booklist for you to enjoy! Whether your a physics enthusiast or just browsing for your next read, take a look at our suggestions... A brief history of time, Stephen Hawking Was there a beginning of… Continue reading Happy birthday Stephen Hawking
The 27th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, promoted and supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The theme for 2017 is… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
There’s nothing better to escape from the turkey cooking, present wrapping, Christmas madness than a great book. Here’s our list of the 10 of the most popular books for adults in 2016, all available in Hampshire libraries for free, to give you a little inspiration for your Christmas distraction. So you sort the sprouts, and… Continue reading Get cosy with a Christmas read