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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 […]


Golden Man Booker Prize Shortlist

This year marks the 50th (Golden) anniversary of the Man Booker Prize! The ‘Golden Five’ have been selected by the Prize’s judges showcasing the winning books from Man Booker history that have continued to stand the test of time. In a free state, V.S. Naipaul In a Free State tells first of an Indian servant […]

May 29 2018

Book Reviews


Half Term fun at Hampshire Libraries

This half term we have lots of great events and activities taking place across Hampshire Libraries for all the family! Saturday 26 May Is Elmer Day! Check out all the Elmer activities going on across our Libraries here. ‘Read and Make’ Clay Workshop at Eastleigh Library What better way than to allow children’s imaginations to […]

May 21 2018

Book Reviews


ComicPlus – May 2018 Reads

This month kick back indulge in ComicPlus! With unlimited access for Hampshire Library customers to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics, find out more here. Check out our 12 recommended reads for ComicPlus this month! Let us know what you’re favourite comic is at the moment by leaving a comment below. Fantasy Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek and artists Cary […]

May 18 2018

Book Reviews


Spring Reads

Spring is here which not only means warmer weather, blooming flowers and more colour, but … a fresh crop of books! Featuring some exciting releases and highly anticipated reads that everyone will be talking about this Spring! Warlight, Michael Ondaatje It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his […]

April 17 2018

Book Reviews


Comics on the go.

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to Hampshire library customers on any Web-connected device. View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection. Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps. Browse by genre, publisher, and […]

April 3 2018

Book Reviews


Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays have almost arrived! Welcome the spring days with a trip to these fabulous events and workshops at our libraries: Easter craft sessions Saturday 31 March Little tiger author workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre Join fantastic children’s author Jonny Lambert, creator of ‘Look Out, It’s A Dragon!’ and ‘Tiger, Tiger’, for a free […]

March 19 2018

Book Reviews


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


World Book Day 2018

World Book Day is back! Taking place on Wednesday 1 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 […]

February 22 2018

Book Reviews


Fairy tale booklist

Lose yourself in myths, magic and wonder -Tell a fairy tale day will be taking place on Monday 26 February and to celebrate this we have put together some fairy tales that are a must read! The Cruel Prince, Holly Black One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of […]

February 22 2018

Book Reviews