Hampshire School Library Service

Welcome to the Hampshire School Library Service virtual learning environment, this resource is intended to support schools who subscribe to our service. To subscribe to our services or to find out more, please visit our website.

If you have registered and cannot remember your password, please click here. If you have not registered for a username and password, please complete this form and return to SLS HQ via email HQ.SLS@Hants.Gov.Uk.

    SLS News and Announcements

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    Martin Brown - Free Author Event
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:22 AM

    Authors Aloud UK are organising a tour of schools for author Martin Brown, illustrator of the Horrible Histories, to celebrate the publication of his new book Lesser Spotted Animals 2.


    Authors Aloud UK are looking for two schools that would be willing to host an author event ...

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    HPBA & HInBA Voting closing
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Monday, 18 March 2019, 12:50 PM

    The closing date for sending in votes for the winner of the Hampshire Picture Book Award (Year 1) and the Hampshire Information Book Award (Year 4) is Friday 22nd March! So please get your votes into sls.events@hants.gov.uk.

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    Great School Libraries Survey
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:27 AM

    You may have already received a request to contribute to an independent survey to assess the current situation of school libraries nationally. This research will inform the direction of the Great Schools Library Campaign. 

    While Hampshire SLS has no direct involvement in the campaign or research, if you would like to contribute a link to the survey is here: http://greatschoollibraries.edublogs.org/

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    Group Sets Due Back Soon!
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Thursday, 14 March 2019, 3:18 PM

    This is to remind everyone that Spring Term Group Sets are due back Friday 22nd March. 

    Please remember that the group set you currently have out, may well be booked to be used in the summer by another school.

    If you have already sent yours please disregard this message.

    If you haven't yet requested your Group Sets for the Summer term, the list of titles available can be found here, Borrowing Books / Group Sets

    And as we've found some schools aren't aware, you can now borrow 4 sets per term at no extra cost. So make the most of it and reserve your titles now.

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    SLS Reading Challenge
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Monday, 11 March 2019, 10:00 AM

    Three new Reading Challenges are now available from Hampshire SLS for KS1, KS2 and KS3.


    Sail with a Story for KS1, Read Around the World for KS2 and Travel Wise for KS3. Subscribing schools can apply for one free pack of 100 challenge leaflets. To order a pack please contact SLS HQ at  hq.sls@hants.gov.uk or 01962 826660 stating which KS challenge pack you want to order.

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    Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2019
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Thursday, 7 February 2019, 12:01 PM

    The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition for children is in its 20th year and we would like to invite you to promote this to the children in your school, as many of you have done in previous years.

    We have had quite a few winners from Hampshire Schools – from Wicor Primary in Portchester,...

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    New eBook Titles from January
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 10:15 AM

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    We have added more new titles to our ePlatform central hub, logon to your Schools ePlatform spoke to browse the latest new titles. To browse a full list of our titles please click here

    We have updated our ePlatform Moodle section to contain the latest additions on our ePlaftorm central hub.

    Our ...

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    Meet the Author 2018-19
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 12:05 PM

    We still have spaces for our Meet the Author programme in March. 

    Tuesday 5th March - Michelle Robinson

    Wednesday 6th March - Ally Sherrick

    Thursday 7th March - Kieran Larwood

    For more information on these events and for booking details, please see the programme attached below. 

    The Schools that were originally due to hold the Meet the Author for Ally Sherrick have now changed. Please find the updated programme attached and take note of the new venues. There are also spaces available at these two events. 

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    Forum Dates Coming Up
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Friday, 1 February 2019, 2:55 PM

    Forums for both Primary and Secondary librarians, volunteers and other staff involved in the library are taking place over the next few weeks. Please click here for you nearest Primary meeting, and here for your nearest Secondary meeting

    The meetings will have a Reading for Pleasure focus, a book talk on new and exciting titles plus lots more. 

    Places are free to subscribing schools. To find out how to book a place please click here

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    Secondary Seminar 2019
    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) - Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 12:08 PM

    Good Mental Health – Let’s Get Talking Secondary Seminar 2019

    Following our Secondary Seminar on Wednesday 30th January at Winchester Discovery Centre. To view the supporting resources prior to the seminar, please view our Moodle section click 'here'

    Following the Key Note session by CWMT, Hampshire SLS will have provided advice and recommendations on how books can be used to encourage debate around mental health as well as provide support to students who may need it. 

    More information about the CWMT can be found on their website, please click their logo below.

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