School Events

We work closely with local School Library Services who arrange visits by authors into schools in the area that they serve. We have helped to run hundreds of children’s events for schools and for public audiences with authors such as

  • Cressida Cowell
  • Ali Sparkes
  • Andy Briggs
  • Angela McAllister
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Michael Morpurgo
  • Emily Gravett
  • Charlie Higson
  • Jeremy Strong

School Library Services offer a wide range of cost effective service to local schools which enable school librarians to make the most of their limited budgets. They give professional advice on books to stock, run training programmes and assist with promotional material.

Planning Author Events

We recommend that teachers and librarians contact their SLS first, about potential events with authors. Schools are also welcome to contact The Hayling Island Bookshop to enquire about us arranging author events for them. Contact: Colin Telford Events Manager on 07880 986 624



Dave Percival
School Library Service Manager
School Library Service Centre, Cheltenham Road,
Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, PO6 3PL       (For SatNav use PO6 3PY)
Tel: (023) 9232 6612   



Jill Florence
SLS Lead Adviser
South and East School Library Service
Fareham Library
Osborn Road
PO16 7EN
01329 284238


Fiona Wilkins
Children’s Librarian
School Library Service
Southampton City Council
Tel 023 8078 0507