2020 Pride Month

Every year, during the month of June, Pride month is celebrated with various events across the world. Normally it's a month of parades, street parties, talks, festivals and educational sessions, and whilst this year will be slightly different - it won't stop the celebrations!This year might be different, but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate!… Continue reading 2020 Pride Month

LGBT+ Collection 2020 edition

In 2019, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we launched our collection of LGBT+ books, these were 33 carefully chosen titles and contained both classic and modern books. The aim of this collection has been to showcase some of the wonderful books featuring LGBT+ characters and themes. The collection is for everyone; whether you want to… Continue reading LGBT+ Collection 2020 edition

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

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

Sexual Health Week

16 - 22 September 2019 Brook believes that every young person should have equal access to quality relationships and sex education, sexual health services and wellbeing support. Brook Young People, 2019, http://www.brook.org.uk Talking about sex and sexual health can be difficult, and it can be even tougher to get the teenagers to listen without the… Continue reading Sexual Health Week

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer's month is held annually in September. The aim is to raise awareness of the disease and in doing so, help people to understand what life is like for someone living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer's and Dementia. According to Alzheimer's Disease International: "2 out of every 3 people globally believe… Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Month

LGBT+ Collection

With libraries being community hubs, as well as a safe place for everyone, it is wonderful to have this wonderful collection of books on our shelves. The books in this collection celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality and touches on a number of different subjects. There are so many amazing LGBT+ titles available and at the… Continue reading LGBT+ Collection

Digital Readers

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. Through the BorrowBox app, using your Hampshire Library Card, you will be able to download an eCopy of the selected title to your tablet or smart phone to read and enjoy.… Continue reading Digital Readers

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