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1 Millionth eBook and eAudiobook Download!

1,000,000 and counting! Hampshire Library Service is proud to announce our millionth eBookand eAudiobook download since we launched our free Overdrive download service. We have identified the millionth download, a loan of The GIrl Who Ran‘ by Nikki Owen. A very appropriate example of our stock, this is a gripping and powerful thriller that arrived in […]

October 19 2017

Book Reviews


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 […]


October half term

Come and join in the fun this October half term! We have lot’s of exciting activities taking place, from Halloween based craft sessions, animal encounters and Zumba! Make sure to book tickets in advance as spaces are limited! 21st-28th October Awesome Autumn at Chanlder’s Ford Library Awesome Autumn Half Term events, no tickets required just turn up! Please follow the […]

October 16 2017

Book Reviews


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


Winchester Discovery Centre’s 10th Anniversary

Every year more than 533,000 visitors pass through Winchester Discovery Centre’s doors, making it one of the city’s most visited destination.  This year Winchester Discovery Centre celebrates its tenth birthday. From Saturday 25 November to Friday 1 December there’ll be a whole host of events to mark the anniversary – look out for updates for what’s […]

September 28 2017

Book Reviews


Christmas card competition

Do you have a talented artist in the family?  Now’s the chance for Hampshire children aged 4-11 to showcase their design skills!  Help Winchester Discovery Centre celebrate its 10th birthday this autumn by taking part in its children’s Christmas card competition.  The closing date is Sunday 5 November, so now is the time to sharpen […]

September 21 2017

Book Reviews


Man Booker shortlist 2017

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2017 has been revealed! Click on the title to reserve your copy and collect it from your nearest Hampshire Library! 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four […]

September 15 2017

Book Reviews


Roald Dahl day

September 13th marks Roald Dahl day, a day that is celebrated on his birthday. Join in the celebration and re-read or begin a new adventure! Below are just some of Roald Dahl’s fantastic stories to choose from. Boys: tales of childhood Boy: Tales of Childhood is the story of Roald Dahl’s very own boyhood. Including […]

September 11 2017

Book Reviews


National Coding Week

National Coding Week is an awareness week running from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September, focusing on generating confidence in computers and technology. Children are part of a confident Digital Generation having grown up with the internet, smart phones and coding classes. However, many adults have missed out on the digital revolution and feel left […]


World Alzheimer’s month

World Alzheimer’s month is a campaign that takes place every September to raise more awareness of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia affecting up to 90% of people. Hampshire Library Service offer a range of materials and resources that can be loaned out to help improve and stimulate discussion and memory. […]

September 6 2017

Book Reviews