Inspire & Achieve Together


Hanmore Road, CHINEHAM,

Hampshire, RG24 8PQ

08:40 - 15:30

Monday to Friday


Hanmore Road,

CHINEHAM, Hampshire. RG24 8PQ

08:40 - 15:30

Monday to Friday



At Four Lanes Junior School we recognise the importance of reading (especially reading for pleasure). With this in mind, we are proud to have a well-stocked and maintained library – with over 4,000 books for our children to use and enjoy. In addition to this, we are able to borrow 900 books from Hampshire School Library Service which helps to keep our library as up to date as possible.

To assist in the running of the library, we currently have 9 pupil librarians, one from each class (Year 4 upwards) as well as 2 additional Year 6 helpers. The librarians are trained to assist, not only the librarian but also their peers in the choosing and borrowing of books.

Within the library our display boards are updated to inspire the children to read. We have an ‘Author of the Month’ display. This board includes information about the author as well as some of the books they have written. This year the pupil librarians have assisted in the nominating and choosing of these authors. We also have a ‘Library News’ board, not only to give information about what happens in the library but give ideas for suggested reading with a ‘Book of the Week’ – this is one book from any section of the library, so over the weeks should cover many interests and abilities.

Over lunchtime, we currently run 2 library clubs: Tuesday for lower school and Thursday for upper school. These sessions can be attended by anyone who would like 30 minutes of book related fun.



Library News 8th March 2018 – World Book Day 2018.

Despite our WBD celebrations starting during the snowy weather, our Flat Stanley hunt (last Thursday) was a huge success, with children scouring the school to find Stanley.

Our Mr Men and bookmark competitions are still ongoing – so if you can, get designing as the final date for entries will be 12th March 2018.

In addition to this, we have the Travelling Book Fair in the library until Monday 12th March 2018. This is a great way to support your child (in their love of books) and the school, as the commission we receive can be used to purchase books for guided reading and our library.


We currently have two weekly book clubs:

TUESDAY 12.30pm – 1pm for Years 3 & 4

THURSDAY 12.30pm – 1pm for Years 5 & 6

The book we are reading (this half term) is a WBD 2018 book called The Baby Brother from Outer Space by Pamela Butchart.

During these sessions, we read a chapter or two of the book and then complete an activity based on the story. So far we have drawn our own alien babies and played two alien creation games.

This week we will be completing an Alien word search or drawing a picture of the planet the baby may be from.


Pupil Librarians
We currently have a pupil librarian from each class from Year 4 upwards, as well as 2 additional Year 6 helpers.
These pupil librarians are an asset to the library, not only do they assist in the organisation of the library but their enthusiasm and effort to promote reading is essential for creating a reading culture in school.
Here is what the librarians say about their role:
Beth, Sofia and Charlotte (Year4) – We are passionate about our jobs because we love books. We enjoy our job as we get to tidy and repair books – so everyone gets to read them. We love the library as it is relaxing and the best place to read.
“I wish library duty was every day because I love helping Mrs Kent.”
Samuel and Ben (Year 5) – We love our jobs because we are devoted to books and enjoy every minute of it. We keep our library tidy and if books are broken we try our best to repair them. We want to make the library a happy place for everyone to enjoy.
Ella and Ellie (Year 6) – We work in the library because we love the library and we love books. It is one of our favourite jobs in the school as we give suggestions to Mrs Kent to promote the library. We have helped with ‘Author of the Month’ and World Book Day competitions, to get the school involved and encourage our peers.
Niyati and Aishwarya (Year 6) – We want to help people get the right book. We want to make the library a better place to be. We help create competitions and activities to make sure the library is fun! We just love our jobs.