'Reading empowers the individual, promotes personal development,
supports self-expression and personal choice and results in creative independent learners’
National Literacy Trust, Literacy Changes Lives, September 2008
The lending process provides children with a valuable experience, reinforcing the values of respect and responsibility! For more information about the range of resources available for loan, please read the Library Resources Overview.
All borrowers can visit the Roman Way Library Catalogue at home using a computer, tablet or smartphone! Children, Teachers and Parents can use the features of Junior Librarian. Net to access books in some exciting new ways...
Enquiry:- Use the 'Picture Search', 'A-Z Search ','Wheel' and 'Cloud' tools to help you find and choose your next book!
Reviews:- Write a critical review of your favourite books for others to read!
Weblinks:- Visit hundreds of curriculum relevant websites to help you complete research!
Who Next:- Junior Librarian will suggest a new book to read based on your borrowing history!
To use some of these features you will need to enter the reader number which can be found on your Library PIN!
Visit the catalogue using the link below:-
Do you need help? Please read the Quick Start Guide:-
To begin using Junior Librarian.Net on your smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the iMLS App from the App Store or Android Marketplace.
‘Partnership with the public library service allows the school library to demonstrate the role it plays
as a vital resource for the whole community’
National Literacy Trust, School Libraries: A Plan for Improvement
We work closely with the staff at the Andover Library on a number of reading initiatives, including promotion of the ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ and ‘Christmas Mini Challenge’.
Our families are also invited to visit the Andover Library website to make full use of their services.
Please follow the below link to learn more about joining Andover Library for FREE;
During the Spring Term, Roman Way took part in two Book Awards organized by the Hampshire School Library Service.
In their classroom discussions children where invited to critically evaluate each book, enabling them to apply their speech and language skills. All votes where collected before the Easter break, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the Hampshire Picture Book Award 2014 is...
...Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer!!!
The book was chosen for its strong anti-bullying message and cast of memorable animal characters.
Not to be outdone, Year Four where involved in the first Hampshire Information Book Award. They (along with children from 80 other schools), where responsible for judging a collection of fabulous non-fiction texts. Children enjoyed reading the following;
Voting also took place at the end of term, to help make their choices the children had to consider the Accuracy, Authority and Appeal of each book. The winner is...
...Weather by Penelope Arlon!!!
A mix of interesting facts and a slick, magazine style presentation helped this book to stand-out from the other nominees. Well Done to everyone on the judging panel for the Hampshire Picture & Information Book Awards, the winning titles have received the Roman Way Seal of Approval.
Reading regularly at home is vital to building children’s knowledge, confidence and positive attitude towards books and literacy. This term Roman Way is running a reading challenge in our School Library with the aim of motivating reluctant readers in KS1 to share books at both school at home.