International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2019 The UN celebrate this day every year on 3 December and the theme for this year is 'Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership'. Their aim is to ensure that all are treated equally and to make the world a more inclusive place. Libraries have many different ways of… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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

World Nursery Rhyme Week

18 - 22 November 2019 World Nursery Rhyme Week is a fantastic time to have some fun with nursery rhymes; through song, dance and play.Did you know through singing nursery rhymes together you can help your child's development and bond with them? Even if you're singing skills aren't the greatest, or you feel you can't… Continue reading World Nursery Rhyme Week

Holocaust Memorial Day – Children's information booklist

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank Hedy's journey: the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson and illustrated by El Primo Ramón It is 1941. Hedy and her family… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children's information booklist

October half term 2019

Whether you're looking for an event, activity or just some books - your local libraries have something on this half term. All our libraries run regular groups and activities for children and families - almost all of these continue during the school holidays! Most of which are drop in; so there's no need to book,… Continue reading October half term 2019

National Adoption Week

14 - 20 October 2019 National Adoption Week is all about raising awareness of how the adoption process works and to find more loving families for children who really need them. Adopt South: Who can adopt? Essential requirements Aged 21 years and over. They are looking to talk to individuals who can provide a home… Continue reading National Adoption Week

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

Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobooks are a great way to continue to enjoy books while on the go! Whether it's on the way to or from school, on a longer car, bus or train journey or just to relax before bed; audiobooks will ensure you can continue to enjoy books, even if you don't have the time to sit… Continue reading Junior Audiobook Month 2019

National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales

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

I love choo-choo read!

Train books are very popular, and we have some lovely books for all ages! We're not solely talking about the Rail Collection at Winchester Discovery Centre - a collection of hundreds of books all about trains! If you're a train enthusiast, we can highly recommend a visit to browse through the Collection. These are books… Continue reading I love choo-choo read!