Mary Saunders, Librarian (

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The Hampton Academy Library is open each and every day to all students in grades 6-8. The library is a place where students can get research help and instruction, learn about the latest research tools, take online courses, use technology, check out books, listen to book talks, work on study skills, create in the makerspace, and have plenty of space to work on projects or in study groups.

Students in all grades visit the library throughout the year with core teachers for lessons on topics such as using databases, citing sources, note-taking, plagiarism, online search strategies, website evaluation, online reference resources, and primary sources. In addition, 6th grade students participate in a library research skills course as a part of their IA rotation.

Library materials may be renewed for as long as needed provided there is not a waiting list for the item. Overdue notices are sent out to students on a monthly basis.

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Hampton School District Library and Media Learner Competencies

Hampton Academy Grades 6-8 

By the end of eighth grade, students will be able to:

  • Select books that foster connections between oneself and the global community.

  • Share reading experiences to build relationships with others.

  • Formulate questions, develop search strategies, and seek information from a wide variety of resources.

  • Consistently question and evaluate the validity and accuracy of information.

  • Ethically use information, technology, and media by respecting copyright, avoiding plagiarism, and following MLA citation guidelines.

  • Responsibly apply information, technology, and media to personalize learning. Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate information.