Inside Libraries

New Makery Timetable!

The programme is really starting to come together at the 2 Makery sites, with a combination of open sessions and tutor-led sessions on a range of technical skills and equipment use.  But first: a recap! The Makery is a flexible digital space which has been equipped with high specification equipment. The Makery was created for technical enthusiasts […]


Make:Shift:Do at The Makery Spaces!

Make:Shift:Do with the Crafts Council On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October we celebrated the best of what The Makery can offer: fun, creative and challenging learning experiences! These events were in partnership with the Crafts Council  We hosted a free family-oriented Crumble kit computing session at The Fareham Makery, which allowed families to work together […]

November 1 2017

Events Library Bits Makery


National Novel Writing Month 2017

“The World Needs Your Novel” National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a […]


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 […]


Under the Sea Drama Workshops

This October half term we have under the sea drama workshops taking place across Hampshire Libraries! The drama workshops are for children aged 4-8 years run by perform Hampshire. Meet Septimus the Octopus, the Smelly-Fish-Jellyfish and a whole host of sea creatures in this 25-minute drama workshop. Led by an experienced actor, children will use story-telling, role-play, song […]

October 16 2017

Events


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


Libraries Week: Learning in Libraries Special!

Libraries Week is here across the UK, celebrating the all that libraries have to offer to the community. It’s not just our books that inform and inspire, from events to courses to drop-in taster sessions across Hampshire Libraries… What better way to find out than at our range of Learning In Libraries courses? Would you […]


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


Fun Palaces

Next weekend sees the arrival of the annual Fun Palaces weekend and will be transforming some of our branches throughout Saturday 7th October. The perfect time to warm up for Libraries Week! Fun Palaces is a movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the […]