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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


Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. The Prize, formerly know as the ‘Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction’, has bee rebranded for 2018 […]


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


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