The Library

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SJHN Library is open from 8am to 4pm. (3.15pm on Fridays) and also at breaks and lunchtimes. There are computers and a dedicated printer for student use, and carefully selected collections of fiction and information for our young people. Years 7, 8 and 9 have fortnightly library lessons as part of their English timetable. Library lessons encourage students to develop strong skills in reading and to enjoy engaging creatively with books and information.

The Library promotes reading for pleasure and for independent learning. We know that when students develop a habit of reading for pleasure this is a key indicator of both their future academic success and their wellbeing. The Librarian partners with teachers to help students explore their interests and become critical users and makers of information.

Students can join in with different reading groups and clubs that meet each week at lunchtime or after school. We shadow the Carnegie/Greenaway medal awards and the North Herts Schools Book Award. Our student librarians help to run the library at break and lunchtimes. The Library hosts an annual book fair to enable students to buy their own books at discounted rates.

If you would like to support our growing Library please see our birthday book request list here.

Book wish list

To search the JHNS library, view your books on loan, renew your books, view suggested reading lists see what’s on and more, visit the library app by clicking here.

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Year 6 Summer Read

Welcome to the audio recording of 'Grandad Frank's Great Big Bucket List'! Be sure to listen along to our staff and students who have spent time reading different chapters aloud for you to enjoy this summer. We look forward to catching up with you all about this book at the Summer School and in September!


Intro & Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15  Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18  Chapter 19  Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22  Chapter 23  Chapter 24 
Chapter 25  Chapter 26  Chapter 27  Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36
Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40
Chapter 41 Chapter 42