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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. The Prize, formerly know as the ‘Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction’, has bee rebranded for 2018 […]


Spring Reads

Spring is here which not only means warmer weather, blooming flowers and more colour, but … a fresh crop of books! Featuring some exciting releases and highly anticipated reads that everyone will be talking about this Spring! Warlight, Michael Ondaatje It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his […]

April 17 2018

Book Reviews


Comics on the go.

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to Hampshire library customers on any Web-connected device. View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection. Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps. Browse by genre, publisher, and […]

April 3 2018

Book Reviews


Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays have almost arrived! Welcome the spring days with a trip to these fabulous events and workshops at our libraries: Easter craft sessions Saturday 31 March Little tiger author workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre Join fantastic children’s author Jonny Lambert, creator of ‘Look Out, It’s A Dragon!’ and ‘Tiger, Tiger’, for a free […]

March 19 2018

Book Reviews


British Science Week

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The awareness week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals, science communicators and the […]


Home Library Service Blog

Can’t get to the library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities? Then let the library come to you – free of charge. Wherever you live in Hampshire you can have your library materials delivered to your home on a regular basis. Home Library Service We offer books in standard and large print and also […]

March 9 2018

Events Library Bits


Dementia Support Services

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 […]


Get Creative

Get Creative is back and this year it will be taking place from 17 – 25 March. Get Creative is a week full of fun and initiative, encouraging people to try something new whether that be at home or at an event. Join in the celebrations with us this year – we have lots of […]

March 8 2018

Book Reviews Events Library Bits


World Book Day 2018

World Book Day is back! Taking place on Wednesday 1 March,  providing children and young people with the opportunity to purchase their own book using a £1 World book day token. Here are the 10 books available for children and young people to choose from. How does World Book Day Work? Millions of book tokens are […]

February 22 2018

Book Reviews


Fairy tale booklist

Lose yourself in myths, magic and wonder -Tell a fairy tale day will be taking place on Monday 26 February and to celebrate this we have put together some fairy tales that are a must read! The Cruel Prince, Holly Black One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of […]

February 22 2018

Book Reviews