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Your free newspapers from Hampshire Libraries

The PressDisplay app is becoming PressReader – and it’s getting better too. Members of Hampshire Libraries can download the PressReader app or use a library pc in a Hampshire Library or Discovery Centre – free. This gives access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world – all free. Read newspapers securely online, anytime, […]

January 31 2018

Library Bits

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’ Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right […]

January 30 2018

Book Reviews

February Half Term

Come and join us this half term, we have a lot of exciting activities taking place from storytelling parties to crafts and performances! Spaces are filling up fast so make sure to book yours! Monday 12 February Mad about snails at Bordon Library   Author, Sarah Lucas, will be reading from her book, Snail Trail and […]

January 29 2018

Book Reviews

Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month!

February is LGBT History Month 2018, the UK’s 4th annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture, the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of […]

National Storytelling Week 2018

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 27 January until 3 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime […]

Cosy up with a good book!

There’s nothing better than snuggling up in bed or on the sofa wrapped up from the cold with a hot drink and a book! You may have the hot drink sorted but do you have the book? Well lucky for you we’ve got some great reads to see you through these cold and dismal days! […]

January 25 2018

Book Reviews

A New Look for Totton Library

Totton Library is about to become the latest Hampshire Library branch to receive major improvements. From Monday 19th February, the branch temporarily closed for around two months as refurbishment gets underway and new technology is installed for customers.   The upgrades at the Library Road facility are part of a commitment made within the Library […]

January 18 2018

Library Bits

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BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words Competition 2018

For the last seven years BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans has been hosting the 500 Words Competition, a competition for children of all ages encouraging them to read and write. 500 Words is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for children in the world: Three quarters of a million children have taken part and written a story for the competition […]

January 15 2018

Book Reviews

Health and Wellbeing

Research shows that libraries are trusted, neutral and non-judgemental places which seek to promote health support and public library staff are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed upon them (SLC 2012). At Hampshire Libraries we promote healthy lifestyles through providing up to date health information and sign posting resources like, activities and […]

January 15 2018

Book Reviews

New Year, New Hobby, Healthy Lifestyle!

A new year and a fresh start. The perfect excuse to give your patch or garden some extra or overdue attention? While providing a new hobby full of fulfilment, learning and physical exercise in the outdoors, as we shall see it will also produce fresh nutritious produce which we could all do with! Even if you’re […]