Hampshire Libraries

Hampshire Libraries

I’m a big fan of libraries.  I grew up regularly going into town to get out a wide range of books – especially biographies, sport and history books.

Hampshire Library Service, like so many others across the country, has been going through a review as part of the austerity measures.  A paper on ‘Library Service Transformation – Strategy to 2020‘ is due to be considered at the Culture & Communities Select Committee on 22nd March.

Hythe_LibraryWith my current role I find it difficult to make the time to regularly get to the library, let alone read for enjoyment.  But one of the best discoveries I made in recent years was the opportunity to download and read e-Magazines for free from the Hampshire Library Service.

More recently I’ve learnt that you can borrow up to 5 e-books and/or audio books for up to 14 days for free?  You can download eBooks and eAudio books onto your ereader, desktop, laptop or mobile device using Overdrive.

  • up to 5 items can be borrowed at a time
  • up to 14 day lending period depending on item
  • no charge for loans

For more information please do visit the Hampshire Library Service website.


Hythe & Dibden Young Sports Person of the Year Award

Hythe & Dibden Parish Council logo

Hythe & Dibden Parish Council is again seeking nominations for its Young Sports Person of the Year Award, to be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 27th March.

Nominees must live within the parish of Hythe & Dibden and be aged between 5 and 18 years. Additionally, they must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • worked hard to make a success of a sport or sports
  • endeavoured to overcome a disability or disadvantage through sport
  • gained a sporting achievement during the past year

Anyone can nominate a young person for the award. Send details of your nomination to the Deputy Clerk to the Council, Hythe & Dibden Parish Council, The Grove, 25 St. John’s Street, Hythe, to arrive by the beginning of February.

For more information call the Deputy Clerk on 02380 841411 ext 211.