Inside Libraries

Shakespeare Week 2019

It’s Shakespeare Week, and not only will there be activities taking place across our libraries, there are also some lovely books by and about Shakespeare that you can borrow! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and find out which Shakespeare character you are! Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of […]

March 14 2019

Book Reviews


British Science Week 2019

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths! Come along to one of these many amazing, events or activities taking place around the county! An evening of science at Basingstoke Discovery Centre Join us when Basingstoke Discovery Centre opens until 9.30pm and hosts 4 events covering different areas of science. With […]

March 11 2019

Events Library Bits


Our Pride Bookshelf!

On Saturday 23 February, the 5th annual Hampshire Pride took place and we were thrilled to have a stall at QEII court! Besides meeting some lovely people and handing out  booklists for our new LGBT+ collection, we had a mini bookshelf where people added books that had inspired them, made a difference to them or […]


Digital Learning Day 2019

Celebrate digital learning day with Hampshire Libraries! Not only do we have some amazing Online Digital offers such as FREE eBook downloads, FREE eMagazine downloads, FREE access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, FREE access to Test Theory Pro and much more! We also have some amazing digital tools, courses and groups from which you can learn a range […]

February 28 2019

Events Library Bits


Reading well for mental health

The Reading agency have put together a list of books to help and support with a range of different mental health conditions. From self-help books, to books about people who’s gone through it – this extensive list is perfect for anyone who’s looking going through a difficult time or would like to get a better […]


The Makery Fareham half term fun!

With half term in full swing, the Makery at Fareham Library are having some exciting workshops for over 10’s who’s interested in animation or who would like to give Virtual Reality a go! Come along and create your own Stop Motion Animation, have fun and put your creativity to the test! Thursday 21 February 10am-12pm […]

February 18 2019

Book Reviews


World Book Day 2019

World Book Day is back! Taking place on Thursday 7 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 sent to […]


Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019

25 February – 3 March marks the week of eating disorders awareness 2019, it’s when we fight the stereotypes and stigma around eating disorders. It’s not just middle class, white woman and girls who can develop an eating disorder – it’s something that can affect anyone and everyone no matter age, gender, ethnicity, background or sexuality. The […]

February 14 2019

Book Reviews Events Library Bits


February Half-Term 2019

It’s already here; the first half-term of 2019! We have some amazing events and activities taking place across our libraries – some are ticketed so make sure you book your space beforehand to avoid disappointment. Besides the events and activities below, our regular storytime sessions, rhymetime sessions and our creative construction clubs are taking place across […]

February 13 2019

Events Library Bits


NEW LGBT+ collection!

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month and Hampshire Pride, we have put together a special collection celebrating LGBT+ books! The collection can be found at: Basingstoke Discovery Centre Gosport Discovery Centre Eastleigh Library Fair Oak Library Fareham Library Petersfield Library Ringwood Library Waterlooville Library Winchester Discovery Centre But don’t worry if you’re unable to get to […]

February 12 2019

Book Reviews