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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 […]


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 […]


Home Library Service Blog

Can’t get to the library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities? Then let the library come to you – free of charge. Wherever you live in Hampshire you can have your library materials delivered to your home on a regular basis. Home Library Service We offer books in standard and large print and also […]

March 9 2018

Events Library Bits


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 […]


Get Creative

Get Creative is back and this year it will be taking place from 17 – 25 March. Get Creative is a week full of fun and initiative, encouraging people to try something new whether that be at home or at an event. Join in the celebrations with us this year – we have lots of […]

March 8 2018

Book Reviews Events Library Bits


BBC Civilisations Festival

Welcome to the Civilisations Festival, an exciting partnership between museums, galleries, libraries and archives and the BBC to coincide with the broadcast of BBC Arts’ Civilisations series in Spring 2018. The Festival – from Friday 2 March to Sunday 11 March – will be a showcase of ideas and events designed to engage a culturally […]


Your free newspapers from Hampshire Libraries

The PressDisplay app is becoming PressReader – and it’s getting better too. Members of Hampshire Libraries can download the PressReader app or use a library pc in a Hampshire Library or Discovery Centre – free. This gives access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world – all free. Read newspapers securely online, anytime, […]

January 31 2018

Library Bits


Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month!

February is LGBT History Month 2018, the UK’s 4th annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture, the history 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 […]


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 […]


A New Look for Totton Library

Totton Library is about to become the latest Hampshire Library branch to receive major improvements. From Monday 19th February, the branch temporarily closed for around two months as refurbishment gets underway and new technology is installed for customers.   The upgrades at the Library Road facility are part of a commitment made within the Library […]

January 18 2018

Library Bits

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