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Weeke Primary School

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School Library

Welcome to the Library

Library - Accessing it from home

We know that from time to time children might forget their library book or not have the chance to visit the library at school because it is the holidays. Well this doesn't have to be the case! As a school in Hampshire we are subscribed to a library app, which works in the same way as a real library but is virtual and allows children to read ebooks. Please see the information below to help you access the SORA app.


Parent & Carer Support

You will have received an email with all the details regarding logging on to SORA. To help you there is a simple parent guide along with some top tips from other parent users.

SORA App Part 1

How to log in and borrow a book

Sora App Part 2

A guide to accessing the SORA library app for children through Hampshire library service. This video will show you how to access a book and return a book.

SORA Parent Communication

Library - Intent

The Weeke School library aims to promote a love of books and develop a curiosity for knowledge and information. As a school, we aim to ensure that staff and children understand how their library can support and enrich both of these areas.


Reading for pleasure

Every child should know how to choose a library book to read for pleasure.


Enriching learning

Every child should know how to find and use a library book for research purposes.


Right of access

Every child should have access  to a relevant, balanced and stimulating collection of materials to support and extend their learning and literacy.  Our stock aims to represent linguistic and cultural diversity, whilst nurturing the personal development of all pupils.

Library - Implementation

Library skills

During weekly visits, library skills are taught by class teachers, and children are expected to develop increasingly independent library skills as they move through the school (selecting, scanning, re-shelving books and using the online library management system). 

The Library Crew

Junior Librarians and teaching staff manage the daily organisation of the library, supported by the Hampshire School Library Service.

Hampshire School Library Service

This subscription service provides advice on all aspects of library management and use.  They provide a biannual book exchange service, which keeps our library's stock current.


The Schools Online Reading App provides free access to over 2,000 eBooks, magazine and audiobooks.  Each child has a login.  It also hosts reading reward and incentive activities.


An on-going, whole school reading rewards scheme to encourage the regular reading of a wider range of texts.

Library - Impact

A place where reading and learning merge

The Weeke School library is a space that extends beyond its location.  As children's awareness of themselves as readers develop, the library helps them to explore their evolving interests and the notion of becoming future scientists, historians, geographers, mathematicians, musicians etc.

Evidence based research

Global research is unequivocal in finding that a well-resourced and well-used library improves reading and writing skills, well-being and overall academic achievement. 

Visiting Libraries and other opportunities

As a school passionate about reading we know that there are many opportunities outside of school that will support your child's learning journey. Below are some excellent National and Local links you may want to involve your child in,





Summer Reading Challenge

Over the summer break have a go at the Hampshire Library summer challenge. Click here to find out more. Reading over the summer break will continue to support your child's progress and readiness to learn in the new year.


There are many libraries in Hampshire that you can visit and make part of your weekly routine over the summer break. Below is some information about the libraries local to us.

1. The Arc - WInchester 

2. Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh

3. Alton Library

4. Hedge End - Southampton

Summer Reading Challenge 2023 - Ready, Set, Read!

Join the team for Ready, Set, Read this summer! The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 15 July and finishes on Saturday 16 September. Sign up online:, or at the library, read 6 books, receive stickers, a certificate and a sustainable medal.