Hampshire School Library Service

Welcome to the Hampshire School Library Service virtual learning environment. This resource is intended to support schools and organisations who subscribe to our service. To subscribe to our services or to find out more, please see our SLAs or contact our SLS HQ.

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    SLS News and Announcements

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    The Day Explorer Webinar

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    Unfortunately there was an error with the dates on the previous post for the webinars from The Day Explorer.

    Please see the correct dates below:

    Wednesday 3rd March, 10-11 am 

    Tuesday 9th March, 3.45-4.45 pm 

    To register, please click HERE. An invitation to attend the webinars will be sent out by email after registration. 

     Or in the meantime, to find out your log-in, please email: support@theday.co.uk  

    The Day Explorer Webinar

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    These webinars are being delivered by staff at The Day Explorer and are aimed at Primary School staff.


    How much do you know about The Day Explorer? As one of our subscribing schools you have access to this fantastic resource; a daily news service for KS2 students, focusing on the big issues and stories transforming our world.  

     To raise awareness of The Day Explorer and how to best utilise it in schools, the School Library Service, alongside staff from The Day Explorer, are holding two free webinars to highlight the opportunities available and consider best practice with this eResource.  

     Wednesday 3rd March, 10-11am 

    Tuesday 9th March, 3.45-4.45pm 

    To register, please click HERE. An invitation to attend the webinars will be sent out by email after registration. 

     Or in the meantime, to find out your log-in, please email: support@theday.co.uk  

    The Winter Reading Challenge with Hampshire Libraries

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    Winter Reading Challenge

    This year, the Public Libraries’ Winter Reading Challenge is all about getting cosy together to share the love of reading.   

    It kicks-off on 11th January 2021 and runs for six weeks, until the end of the spring half-term. Why not encourage your pupils to take part – let parents and carers know they can join in through the Hampshire Libraries website.    

    Children can read or listen to any four books to complete the challenge. This includes books they read or listen to for school, with family members and friends over Zoom, bedtime stories, non-fiction books, eBooks and audiobooks.    

    Those who take part online will automatically be sent a certificate when they complete the challenge, but the most important thing is that your pupils enjoy some winter reading for pleasure!

    NEW - Virtual Book Cafe

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    Book Cafe

    We're excited to let you know about our first ever virtual Book Café: a free and informal way for you to get together with other book lovers and share your thoughts and ideas about books. 

    We will be holding three virtual sessions (using Microsoft Teams) in the first half of the spring term, from 3.45-4.45pm:

    EYFS/KS1: Tuesday 12th January

    KS2: Wednesday 13th January

    Secondary: Thursday 14th January

    See our Book Café Sway for more information and to book your place

    Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2020

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    The waiting is over and the winner is...…….

    After 6 weeks of reading, reviewing, discussion and deliberation, Year 5 pupils across Hampshire have declared a winner. We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 Hampshire Illustrated Book Award is Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol retold by Tony Mitton and Illustrated by Mike Redman

     A Christmas Carol

    Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators of the 6 shortlisted titles and many thanks to all the schools, their staff and the Year 5 pupils, that took part.

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