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Black History Month

October is Black History Month, an awareness month and a nationwide celebration of black history, arts and culture throughout Britain. Now marking its 30th anniversary, the events, articles, study and remembrance throughout the country make October worth celebrating each year. As well as applauding achievements and success over the decades, the month also provides a vital […]


Libraries Week: Learning in Libraries Special!

Libraries Week is here across the UK, celebrating the all that libraries have to offer to the community. It’s not just our books that inform and inspire, from events to courses to drop-in taster sessions across Hampshire Libraries… What better way to find out than at our range of Learning In Libraries courses? Would you […]


Micro:bit lending

Prepare for a new way to teach and learn! Introducing to Hampshire Libraries, micro:bit lending. Micro:bits are small programmable computers, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. Library members over the age of 11 will be able to borrow, free of charge a micro:bit pack for a loan period of 4 weeks!                                                                                                              Micro:bit loaning […]

October 6 2017

Book Reviews Library Bits


Fun Palaces

Next weekend sees the arrival of the annual Fun Palaces weekend and will be transforming some of our branches throughout Saturday 7th October. The perfect time to warm up for Libraries Week! Fun Palaces is a movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the […]


Libraries Week: Gemma Cairney

Libraries Week arrives on Monday 9th October and a huge highlight in Hampshire Libraries’ celebrations  is the arrival of popular broadcaster and writer Gemma Cairney to Basingstoke Discovery Centre on Tuesday 10th October.   BBC Radio presenter, TV personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney OPENs up to talk about how magic and messed up life […]


The Makery Memberships

Memberships and tickets for a brand new learning experience are now available in Fareham and Fleet Libraries… The Makery is a flexible digital space which has been equipped with high specification equipment. The Makery was created for technical enthusiasts and amateurs alike to learn and develop new skills and experiment with creative digital concepts in a collaborative style […]


DOTS – our pilot iPad Lending Service

Thanks to nearly £250,000 awarded by Arts Council England, we have  launched a tablet computer lending project to help tackle social isolation and improve digital literacy.


Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is the premier international competition in rugby union for women. The tournament is organised by the sport’s governing body, World Rugby. The championships are currently held every four years; the event was most recently held in France in August 2014. World Rugby has chosen to reset the tournament on a new four-year […]


National Book Lover’s Day

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 come one, come all, come lovers of books! Let’s celebrate one of our favourite days of the year – National Book Lover’s Day! It falls on the ninth of every August and is filled with adventurous novels, newly discovered authors, and old favourites. So feel free to participate and spread […]


Dementia Awareness Week

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 […]

May 8 2017

Library Bits