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

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

Non-Fiction November

Non-Fiction November was created by the Federation of Children's Book Groups and is celebrated each November in honour of all things factual. This month long celebration is for those young readers who share a passion for reading about information, but also for those who have yet discovered the amazing world of factual books. Libraries are… Continue reading Non-Fiction November

Movember

November 2019 Movember is a campaign aimed at tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. It helps to raise awareness of the importance of getting health checks and to get men talking about their mental health to reduce the stigma. Movember's aim 'BY 2030, WE AIM TO REDUCE THE NUMBER… Continue reading Movember

30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November 2019 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin. History behind the wall As the Second World War ended Germany's land was divided. The east of Berlin went to the Soviet Union and the west went to the United States of America and Great Britain.… Continue reading 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2019 Wearitpink.org say: “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October, involving thousands of  organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.  During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2019 Samaritans say: “Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.  In 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.  And we… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Day