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I love choo-choo read!

Train books are very popular, and we have some lovely books for all ages! We’re not solely talking about the Rail Collection at Winchester Discovery Centre – a collection of hundreds of books all about trains! If you’re a train enthusiast, we can highly recommend a visit to browse through the Collection. These are books […]


Dry January 2019

Are you up for the challenge of a month without alcohol? Many people out there feel they drink too much, drink too often or would just like to take a break from drinking. This could be for health reasons or because you’re worried about your habits. Whatever the reason, January is the perfect excuse to […]


Winter Reading Challenge 2018

Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge 2018! Read or listen to 4 library books, collect stickers and earn a certificate! There is no need to sign up, simply come into one of the participating libraries and tell them how many books you’ve read and they will give you a collector card and stickers – […]


Non-Fiction November

This month is National Non-Fiction November, celebrating all the amazing non-fictional books there is! Join in the celebration and start reading or exploring new non-fiction books today. 100 things to know about numbers, computers & coding  When was the webcam invented and why? Do imaginary numbers exist? What is fuzzy logic? Find the answers these questions about the […]


Audiobook month!

June is Audiobook Month! We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love books! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fall In Love with a Good Book

Love is in the air in Hampshire Libraries this Valentine’s, but it’s all about the books! Wednesday 14th February is not only Valentine’s Day, it’s also Library Lover’s Day, a chance to honour the libraries, library staff, bookworms, and library lovers in your life. Take a look at our choice of 10 books that will make […]


National Storytelling Week 2018

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 27 January until 3 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime […]