Read, Talk, Share; tackling loneliness and supporting mental health through the proven power of reading.

The Reading Agency have selected us as a partner to help deliver Read, Talk, Share, an initiative to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing through the proven power of reading during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enabled by a £3.5 million award by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Read, Talk, Share will expand The… Continue reading Read, Talk, Share; tackling loneliness and supporting mental health through the proven power of reading.

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

LGBT+ History Month 2021

In the UK, February marks LGBT+ History Month, which we celebrate every year as an opportunity to explore LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) history and culture, and recognising the achievements of LGBT pioneers from all fields of life.

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

UK Disability History Month 2020

“We need to make every single thing accessible to every single disabled person.” Stevie Wonder UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) has been an annual event since 2010, creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples’ struggle for equality and human rights. For this, the eleventh UK Disability History Month (UKDHM), the focus… Continue reading UK Disability History Month 2020