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Autumn Reads

Autumn is here! The evenings are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are beginning to fall off the trees – Which also means it’s time to get cosy, under a blanket with a cup of tea and a book! Here are some books to get your started for the season. A world on fire, […]

September 21 2018

Book Reviews


Man Booker Shortlist announced

This morning the Man Booker Prize longlist was narrowed down to a shortlist of only 6 books! But what is the Man Booker Prize? The prize is awarded to the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK each year. The first one to be awarded the prize was P.H. Newby […]

September 20 2018

Book Reviews


National Wildlife Day

Today (Tuesday 4 September) is National Wildlife Day! Why not use this day to explore the world around you? Or use it as inspiration and start planning to explore! We have listed some books below that should inspire you. Don’t forget we have plenty more non-fiction books, follow the link here to explore. Handmade bird, […]

September 4 2018

Book Reviews


Books loved by Michelle Obama

After the buzz of school holidays it may be time to sit back and relax! Not sure what to read? Below we have listed five books loved by Michelle Obama, from romance to family and discovery. If you’ve read the books let us know what you think in the comments box down below. Happy reading! […]

August 20 2018

Book Reviews


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