Inside Libraries

Volunteering Opportunities with Hampshire Libraries

Did you know that not only does volunteering make a huge impact to the library service, and our community, volunteering can also benefit you! If you choose one of our exciting, varied volunteering opportunities with Hampshire Libraries you will have the chance to… Give your CV a boost – A survey by TimeBank of some […]

May 26 2017

Book Reviews

Half term at Hampshire Libraries

Half term is coming up and we have lots of great events taking place across Hampshire Libraries, make sure to have a look. Further information on these events can be found through following the provided link. Tuesday 30 May Pebble painting at Yateley Library Come along to our Half Term Pebble Painting event from 11am- […]

May 26 2017


Elmer the patchwork elephant

Elmer day is almost here and there is still time to come in and pick up a copy of one of his many books! Here are some of our favourite Elmer stories written by David McKee. Elmer   Join Elmer, the multi-colour patchwork elephant, on his very first adventure. A firm favourite with children of […]

May 25 2017

Book Reviews

Elmer day events

Elmer day will be taking place on Saturday 27 May! Come along and celebrate Elmer the patchwork elephant with us, for more information on the events please follow the links below. Elmer day at Fareham library, from 10 am to 12 noon Elmer day at Hythe library, from 10am to 12 noon Elmer day at Leigh […]

May 22 2017

Book Reviews

Mental health awareness week

Mental health can be difficult to understand, in support of mental health awareness week we have provided links to some titles through books on prescription. The titles provided can help you understand more about different symptoms and conditions of mental health. Young people’s mental health Common mental health conditions Make sure to check out our different […]

May 12 2017

Book Reviews

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Support Services Hampshire Libraries are committed to supporting those living with Dementia across Hampshire. Many of our Hampshire Library Service staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Awareness sessions – taking the opportunity to become Dementia Friends. The aim is to offer positive, Dementia friendly environments in all libraries.  Living with Dementia can create feelings […]

May 8 2017

Library Bits

National Share a Story Month

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.

Bath Book Bed

You may remember that BookTrust ran a successful on-line campaign last year to help promote a good bedtime routine for children. Bath Book Bed was relaunched on 24th April and is proving very popular.  Part of the campaign is a new 16-page booklet available in hard copy or, if you prefer, to download.  The booklet features the celebrity […]

Best of British Authors

This St George’s Day we have got all patriotic and bring you 12 Great Contemporary Books by 12 Great Britons.     White Teeth by Zadie Smith The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel In a […]

April 21 2017

Book Reviews

Autistic Spectrum

Autism can be hard to understand for children, parents, family and friends. Sharing stories autism can put a child’s mind at ease, make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.