Inside Libraries

Ellie’s Extraordinary Adventure

Come and join us and watch Ellie’s Extraordinary Adventure, as she makes her way through a thousand stories to get home in time for tea! The following libraries will be showing Ellie’s Extraordinary Adventure, follow the link for more information about the show. Please book your tickets through the Berry Theatre. Eastleigh library – Monday 10 […]

March 30 2017

Book Reviews


International children’s book day

To celebrate international children’s book day on 2 April, we have put a book list together for different aged children! Ages 3-5 How to grow a dinosaur, Carly Hart Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures. When he helps his mum in the garden by planting some seeds, he can’t quite believe his […]

March 30 2017

Book Reviews


Spring at Hampshire libraries

Don’t miss out on all the great events going on within Hampshire libraries this spring! Come along and join in the fun with us! Follow the links below for more details on the up coming events. Woolly sheep craft activity –25 March at Emsworth library                   Come and have fun making some woolly sheep friends to […]

March 23 2017

Book Reviews


Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith!

To celebrate Dick King-Smith’s birthday on 27 March we have put together 10 of his books, that we love! The sheep-pig The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith’s most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was released in 1995. ‘Why can’t I learn to be a Sheep-Pig?’ When Babe, […]

March 21 2017

Book Reviews


Books for Mother’s day

Sit back and relax with a good book this mother’s day! The summer seaside kitchen, Jenny Colgan Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It’s a […]

March 21 2017

Book Reviews


Interview with Louise Doughty – author of Apple Tree Yard and Black Water

Louise Doughty, author of Apple Tree Yard joins us at Winchester Discovery Centre on March 29 to discuss her new book Black Water, with fellow authors Kate Hamer, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat and Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths. Tickets are available now. Black Water John Harper is in hiding in […]


An evening of science

It’s British Science Week! To celebrate we have lots of events going on, come along to an evening of science at Basingstoke Discovery Centre on 15 March. Check out the event details below! Danger! High voltage, 7.15pm – £3 per ticket Introduction to Exoplanets, 7.15pm – £3 per ticket The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death […]

March 13 2017

Book Reviews


Fairy tale booklist

To celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast film, we’ve  put together 10 books of retold fairy tales that are a must read! Beauty: A retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, Robin McKinley When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city […]

March 13 2017

Book Reviews


British Science Week – 10-19 March

March 10th to 19th marks British Science Week 2017 Hampshire Library Service love science and we have pulled together some of our favourite science titles into this book list to celebrate British Science Week. A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief […]


Pre-School Education

Joining a nursery, playgroup or other pre-school setting is often a young child’s first big ‘solo’ adventure. Most children will look forward to the experience, but some will find it worrying. Sharing a book about other children’s experiences at pre-school can help to make things less worrying and get them excited about making new friends and having new adventures.