The Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 16 July. You can read any six books, big books, little books, picture books, funny books, graphic novels, cookery books, eBooks or eAudiobooks… but if you’re inspired by the cool Gadgeteers you might want to borrow one of these brilliant science books this summer.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to share stories and encourage reading throughout the summer holidays, a time when children’s reading skills can sometimes dip. The theme of the challenge this year is Gadgeteers. Join Eddie, Leo, Ajay, Maggie, Aisha and James and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you!
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
So 2017 draws to a close and at Hampshire Libraries we close our doors for the year. And what a fantastically varied and successful year we've had across the service and our 48 library branches! Here is just a selection of highlights from across the last 12 months... Summer Reading Challenge 2017 The theme this… Continue reading A Celebration of 2017 at Hampshire Libraries!
The Women’s Rugby World Cup is the premier international competition in rugby union for women. The tournament is organised by the sport's governing body, World Rugby. The championships are currently held every four years; the event was most recently held in France in August 2014. World Rugby has chosen to reset the tournament on a new four-year… Continue reading Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017
Playday is the national day for play and takes place every year on the first Wednesday in August. On Playday thousands of children and families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. Why not find a fun activity at a Hampshire library this week? Coordinated by Play England, it is a… Continue reading National Playday – Wednesday 2nd August
Winchester Discovery Centre hosted Winchester Science Festival over the weekend, the working project of the not-for-profit organisation Winchester Science Foundation. Over three days people of all ages interacted with fun science demonstrations, information stands and a varied programme of science talks. Our libraries' fine selections of scientific books e-books and e-magazines had never been more popular! Now… Continue reading Winchester Science Festival 2017
Kate Wakley, Library Assistant at Fleet Library, updates us on how the Summer Reading Challenge is going in Fleet... "The weather so far this summer might have been a bit of a wash out, but that hasn’t put the dampers on our Summer Reading Challenge! Here in Fleet we have had a fantastic uptake, breaking our… Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge continues to brighten our libraries