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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 – […]


BorrowBox

We’re excited to announce the upcoming arrival of BorrowBox, a new eBook and eAudiobook service for every Hampshire Libraries user! From 27 November, our service provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks will be change from OverDrive to Bolinda Digital. This means that the app you use for digital reading and listening will switch from Libby to […]


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 […]


Halloween 2018 🎃👻

🕸️🕷️There are some spooky things happening in Libraries


Black History Month 2018

October is Black History Month, an awareness month and a nationwide celebration of black history, arts and culture throughout Britain. 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 reflection on the challenges that […]


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