Your free newspapers from Hampshire Libraries

The PressDisplay app is becoming PressReader - and it's getting better too. Members of Hampshire Libraries can download the PressReader app or use a library pc in a Hampshire Library or Discovery Centre - free. This gives access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world - all free. Read newspapers securely online, anytime,… Continue reading Your free newspapers from Hampshire Libraries

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.' Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right… Continue reading Safer Internet Day 2018

Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month!

February is LGBT History Month 2018, the UK's 4th annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture, the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of… Continue reading Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month!

National Storytelling Week 2018

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 27 January until 3 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like - take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime… Continue reading National Storytelling Week 2018

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

About the book Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour… Continue reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A New Look for Totton Library

Totton Library is about to become the latest Hampshire Library branch to receive major improvements. From Monday 19th February, the branch temporarily closed for around two months as refurbishment gets underway and new technology is installed for customers.   The upgrades at the Library Road facility are part of a commitment made within the Library… Continue reading A New Look for Totton Library

BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words Competition 2018

For the last seven years BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans has been hosting the 500 Words Competition, a competition for children of all ages encouraging them to read and write. 500 Words is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for children in the world: Three quarters of a million children have taken part and written a story for the competition… Continue reading BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words Competition 2018

Health and Wellbeing

Research shows that libraries are trusted, neutral and non-judgemental places which seek to promote health support and public library staff are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed upon them (SLC 2012). At Hampshire Libraries we promote healthy lifestyles through providing up to date health information and sign posting resources like, activities and… Continue reading Health and Wellbeing