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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Harry Potter Book Night 2019

“The stories we love best do live in us forever.” – J.K. Rowling The first Thursday in February is coming up, which can only mean one thing: our libraries are turning yellow and black, blue and bronze, red and gold and green and silver, and our libraries seem to have that little extra magic within […]


National Storytelling Week 2019

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 26 January until 2 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 Sessions […]


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 […]