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The Makery on the move this Easter Holidays!

This Easter Holidays, join the Makery on tour one of five selected libraries! There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends. To book […]


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

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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 […]


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

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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

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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

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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 […]


Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month 2019!

February is LGBT+ History Month and 2019 marks the UK’s 5th annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture, the hiLGBTstory of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. The overall aim of LGBT+ History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of […]

January 24 2019

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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 […]


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 – […]