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'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


Welcome to the Roman Way Library!


My name is Mr. Parkinson and I am the Librarian for the Roman Way Primary School . At Roman Way we inspire our Pupil's to become confident and independent learners. Our School Library supports this core value, providing facilities and initiatives which enrich the curriculum and encourage children to read for enjoyment!
The Library offers a variety of high-quality materials which support the emotional, creative and spiritual development of our Pupils. This includes a selection of; Information, Fiction and Multi-Media titles. Children can choose to read these resources either alone or alongside adult supervision! All on-loan items must be returned after a two-week period, reminders will be sent to each class asking for any overdue books to be brought back ASAP! We ask that Parents and Carers take delegated responsibility for the correct treatment of our library stock, £10 will be requested if any title becomes lost or severely damaged!

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.

Happy Reading!

Mr Parkinson



Visit the Roman Way Library at home!!!


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.

Visit the Andover Library Website

‘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.

  • Reserve and Renew: - Reserve items or renew what you already have on-loan.
  • Library Catalogue: - Search their online library catalogue to discover what books, DVDs and other materials are available to loan.
  • E-Resources: - Access free e-books and audiobooks to read online or download onto your portable device.


Please follow the below link to learn more about joining Andover Library for FREE; 

Roman Way Library News

The Roman Way Library supports a variety of reader development competitions and activities throughout the year! Visit this section often to learn about upcoming, current and past events!

Hampshire Picture & Information Book Awards 2014


During the Spring Term, Roman Way took part in two Book Awards organized by the Hampshire School Library Service.

Year One supported the Hampshire Picture Book Award for the third year running, joining children from over 100 local schools in reading and judging four fantastic books for younger readers. This year's shortlist included;
  • Harold Finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas
  • Toys in Space by Mini Grey
  • Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer

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;

  • Weather by Penelope Arlon
  • Story of Your Lunchbox Food by Chris Butterworth
  • Get Cooking! by Carrie Love
  • Animal Diaries - Spider by Steve Parker
  • Shelters and Habitats by Sandy Green

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 Challenge -  Hop Around Hampshire

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.



Using our local area as a theme, Hop Around Hampshire asks pupils to complete a ‘Guide Book’ with every stop on their reading journey representing a different text type. The ‘New Forest’ for example requires children to read a story on the theme of wild animals, whilst ‘Winchester’ allows them to borrow a book about a famous person.



Pupils can complete their journey in any order they like, but they must ask their teacher or myself to sign the box beside each section. All readers will receive a special certificate if they manage to complete all ten stages of the challenge. We hope this special opportunity will help to persuade your child to enjoy a greater range in their reading.

How far can you go?