Hampshire School Library Service

Welcome to the Hampshire School Library Service virtual learning environment. This resource is intended to support schools and organisations that subscribe to our service. To subscribe to our services or to find out more, please see our SLAs or contact our SLS HQ. You can find a short video overview of what our site has to offer here.

If you have registered for a Moodle account and cannot remember your password, please click here. If you have not registered for a Hants SLS Moodle account, please click here to register for an account.

    SLS News and Announcements

    Separate groups: All participants

    Texts that Tempt - Summer Term

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    Wanting to broaden your knowledge of children’s resources?

    Need help on where to start?

    The SLS has devised a virtual one-hour video to introduce you to what is currently available. It will include fiction and non-fiction, linking texts to the curriculum as well as identifying books to read aloud, reading for greater depth, for pleasure and just for fun!

    This summer term we will be releasing two CPD videos - one focusing on Early Years & KS1 and the other focusing on KS2.

     Delegates will:

    • Improve their knowledge of contemporary authors and titles

    • Gain ideas of resources to encourage reading for pleasure

    • Be more aware of the range of SLS services available to support them

    Cost - £20 per school per video for subscribing schools

    The videos will be released on:

    8th May – KS1

    8th May – KS2

    Videos will be accessed via the SLS Moodle and will be available for unlimited viewing until 24th October 2021.

    Please complete the form to sign up.

    Hampshire Picture Book and Information Book Awards 2021

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    We are delighted to see pupils back in schools and we would like to remind those schools taking part in our Book Awards this term that the deadline for voting had been extended until: 

    14th May 2021 for Hampshire Picture Book Award

     HPBA 2021 Poster

    21st May 2021 for Hampshire Information Book Award

    HINBA 2021 Poster

    We hope you will be able to continue enjoying evaluating the books now the children are back in the classrooms.


    Spring Term Group Sets

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    Just a reminder that the Spring Term group sets are due back by the 19th March. Please return the sets in the blue courier bags that they were sent out in to SLS HQ. Each set is made up of 7 books, please ensure that all 7 are sent back. If you have any queries or would like to renew them, please contact SLS HQ on 01962 826660 or by email to hq.sls@hants.gov.uk

    Group Sets

    The Day Explorer Webinar

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    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

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    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

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    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!

    Older topics...