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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 […]


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 […]