To celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2020 you will now be able to borrow and read the Harry Potter series in seven languages! That's right; you can know read these magical stories in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Chinese - both traditional and simplified kanji.
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
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
We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the kids to swimming or… Continue reading Audiobook Month 2019
National Share a Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity bring children and stories together. We've put together a list of books that are perfect for sharing! A bare bear: a book of words that sound the same Written by Caz Hildebrand and illustrations by… Continue reading National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales
“The stories we love best do live in us forever.” – J.K. Rowling The first Thursday in February is coming up, which can only mean one thing: our libraries are turning yellow and black, blue and bronze, red and gold and green and silver, and our libraries seem to have that little extra magic within… Continue reading Harry Potter Book Night 2019