Reading Well; using the power of reading to support mental health

With many of us are struggling with mental wellbeing during these tough times, we’re eager to make sure your local library is a valuable source of support, information and guidance. There is a growing amount of evidence about the value of reading to support health and wellbeing. In addition we believe people feel libraries are… Continue reading Reading Well; using the power of reading to support mental health

World Book Day 2021

This week 30 million children will receive a token to spend on a special book as part of World Book Day.  World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational… Continue reading World Book Day 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

With the circumstances of the past year making many of us feel out of control and helpless supporting children and young people to express themselves feels more important than ever. Parents and carers play an important role in a child’s mental health, but there are simple things you can do to help your child express their feelings, including listening carefully… Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Hampshire Libraries Presents – The Wrong Door, a virtual escape room experience

Get ready for the ultimate big night in, where you and your friends can solve virtual puzzles and escape to freedom! Everything you need to host an escape room, and support Hampshire Libraries, is waiting for you in the link below. What do I need to do? Share this link with friends and family, make… Continue reading Hampshire Libraries Presents – The Wrong Door, a virtual escape room experience

Among the Shelves – Domestic Abuse

The library is not the first place you would think of seeking support when it comes to domestic abuse, harassment, or female genital mutilation (FGM), we cannot take the place of trained professionals, but we can support those who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing the information and the resources they need in a safe environment.   Living in an abusive household or being in an abusive relationship can be disempowering and… Continue reading Among the Shelves – Domestic Abuse