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Windrush Day 2019

Following losses in World War II, Britain was in need of labourers, this prompted a campaign to encourage people from other countries in the British Empire and Commonwealth to immigrate to the UK. On 22 June 1948, the first ship carrying immigrants from the Caribbean arrived. This first ship’s name, HMT Empire Windrush , inspired the generation of imigrants to be called ‘The Windrush […]


Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobooks are a great way to continue to enjoy books while on the go! Whether it’s on the way to or from school, on a longer car, bus or train journey or just to relax before bed; audiobooks will ensure you can continue to enjoy books, even if you don’t have the time to sit […]


Audiobook Month 2019

We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! 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 kids to swimming or […]


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 […]