Inside Libraries

Book to Film 2019

There has already been some great books turned into films and TV series this year, and looking ahead at 2019 there’s some exciting ones to look forward to. Maybe you’ve had your favourite book turned into a film or TV show – or maybe you’re sat keeping your fingers crossed that it will never happen. Whatever […]


National Vegetarian Week 2019

13-19 May is National Vegetarian Month! It’s the perfect excuse to try all those tasty, meat-free dishes you’ve been eyeing but just haven’t got around to actually make! Eating less meat isn’t just good for your health – it’s good for the environment and the climate. We’ve put together a list of brilliant cooking books […]


Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Body image issues can affect all of us, disregarding gender or age. This year, the focus of the Mental Health Awareness Week (13 May – 19 May) is on just this – body image. We’ve put together a booklist of books, for all ages, to help get the conversation started about body image and to see […]


Dementia Action Week 2019

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 […]


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 […]


May – National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month, did you know that walking 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and help improve your overall health? We’ve put together some books to help you get excited about walking and how walking can help you. But did you know we also have OS maps that […]

April 30 2019

Book Reviews


National Gardening Week – a booklist

27 April – 5 May marks the National Gardening Week, this year’s focus is on home-grown produce. We’ve put together a list of books that will help you grow your own fruit and vegetables – even if you don’t have a garden or a balcony! How to garden when you’re new to gardening Edited by Emma […]


Easter Holiday fun at the Library!

The Easter Holiday is almost here – two whole weeks of no school! It can be tough to keep the children happy and avoid that dreaded boredom! If you’re looking for things to do and days out without spending a fortune trips to the library could be just what you’re after. Not only do we […]


The Makery on the move this Easter Holidays!

This Easter Holidays, join the Makery on tour one of five selected libraries! There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends. To book […]


Stress Awareness Month 2019

For stress awareness month we have put together three booklists offering different types of techniques and advice in how to cope and overcome stress. One list is for all adults, one is aimed at parents and carers and the third is for children and teens. The first step is always the hardest, these books could help you take those steps. […]