Winter Reading Challenge 2019

For this year's Winter Reading Challenge we're thrilled to be working with Penguin Publishing to bring The Snowman and the Snowdog to our libraries.From 1 December children will be able to come into the library and pick up a collector card and collect a sticker for each library book they read or listen to. After… Continue reading Winter Reading Challenge 2019

No wait, No fuss – this month’s collection of eBooks

Do you love eBooks or eAudiobooks, but find you have to wait for a copy to become available? Well, you will love this collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks then!Each month a collection of titles, in both formats, become available to download. There's an almost unlimited number of copies of each title, meaning there's no wait,… Continue reading No wait, No fuss – this month’s collection of eBooks

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance? The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial… Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

Digital Readers – November book

The book our online reading group will be reading (or listening to) and discussing in November has been decided on through a vote in the group. The results are in and the November book is... Room by Emma Donoghue It's Jack's birthday and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room,… Continue reading Digital Readers – November book

October half term 2019

Whether you're looking for an event, activity or just some books - your local libraries have something on this half term. All our libraries run regular groups and activities for children and families - almost all of these continue during the school holidays! Most of which are drop in; so there's no need to book,… Continue reading October half term 2019

The menopause – a library blog

Menopause - that time in a middle aged woman's life when her period stops, she can no longer become pregnant naturally and hot flushes are a regular thing; right? Not quite. There are four big misconceptions about the menopause, in this blog we'll have a closer look at them and we'll also show you how… Continue reading The menopause – a library blog

Black History Month 2019

October is Black History Month, an awareness month and a nationwide celebration of black history, arts and culture throughout Britain. The events, articles, study and remembrance throughout the country make October worth celebrating each year. As well as applauding achievements and success over the decades, the month also provides a vital reflection on the challenges that… Continue reading Black History Month 2019

Digital Readers – October book

Digital Readers is an online reading group for everyone who's older than 16 and has both a Hampshire Library card and a Facebook account. We're happy to announce October's book, the book we'll read or listen to and discuss in our Online Reading group Digital Readers in the weeks to come!And the book is... The… Continue reading Digital Readers – October book

5 banned books you can find in Hampshire Libraries.

At one time or another, there's been books deemed inappropriate, blasphemous or even considered dangerous. Even our ancestors, before the printed word, those who would pass stories on through songs and retelling, even they must have had stories that were not allowed to be shared. Forbidden stories that were whispered to one another when no-one… Continue reading 5 banned books you can find in Hampshire Libraries.