Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

2-8 March marks the week of eating disorders awareness 2020; a time when we fight the stereotypes and stigma around eating disorders. It's not just middle class, young, white woman and girls who can develop an eating disorder - it's something that can affect anyone and everyone no matter age, gender, ethnicity, background or sexuality. The stereotypes… Continue reading Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

World Book Day 2020

This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5 March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

Dry January 2020

Are you up for the challenge of a month without alcohol? Many people out there feel they drink too much, drink too often or would just like to take a break from drinking. This could be for health reasons or because you're worried about your habits. Whatever the reason, January is the perfect excuse to… Continue reading Dry January 2020

Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

We’ve spoken to our team of library experts and come up with nine of our favourite books for children to read this summer holiday, and a great selection to choose from for the Summer Reading Challenge. From dragons stalking library shelves to magical mysteries at a lighthouse - this summer, the real adventures begin between… Continue reading Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

Love Your Library – the Hampshire Library podcast

Are you an avid reader?  Keen to be inspired for your next book?  You’ll love our new podcast series which is free to download and subscribe.  You’ll find two episodes to download straightaway which feature interviews with Shetland and Vera author Ann Cleeves and AGA-saga queen Joanna Trollope.  You’ll also hear book recommendations from our… Continue reading Love Your Library – the Hampshire Library podcast

Makery on the Move – Summer 2019

The Makery is on the move this summer - coming to 25 of our libraries throughout the summer! Bringing with them two robotics sessions and a digital animation session for children age 8-13, each session is two hours long and tickets are £8 a child. Tickets can be bought from the library directly or online by following… Continue reading Makery on the Move – Summer 2019

Windrush Day 2019

Following losses in World War II, Britain was in need of labourers, this prompted a campaign to encourage people from other countries in the British Empire and Commonwealth to immigrate to the UK. On 22 June 1948, the first ship carrying immigrants from the Caribbean arrived. This first ship's name, HMT Empire Windrush , inspired the generation of imigrants to be called 'The Windrush… Continue reading Windrush Day 2019

Women’s Prize For Fiction 2019 – A Guest Review!

We're excited to have a guest blogger this month! Julia has read and reviewed all the shortlisted Women's Prize For Fiction titles, and half of the longlisted ones; below, you can find her reviews for each book. If you would like to read any of them, you can follow the links in the title to… Continue reading Women’s Prize For Fiction 2019 – A Guest Review!

Book to Film 2019

There has already been some great books turned into films and TV series this year, and looking ahead at 2019 there's some exciting ones to look forward to. Maybe you've had your favourite book turned into a film or TV show - or maybe you're sat keeping your fingers crossed that it will never happen. Whatever… Continue reading Book to Film 2019