'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 Endeavour Primary School Library
The lending process provides children with a valuable experience, renforcing 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 our 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 Ticket!
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
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;
Hampshire Picture & Information Book Awards 2014
During the Spring Term, Endeavour 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, Years Three & Four where involved in the first Hampshire Information Book Award. They (along with children from 80 other schools), were 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 Endeavour 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 we are 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.