Our libraries are collaborative spaces where students are encouraged to both engage in as well as create a variety of media. From picture book read-alouds to AP research, librarians ensure media resources and programming both encourage students to become lifelong readers as well as empower them to be critical thinkers on their way to becoming informed and productive global citizens.
Curriculum at the elementary level is developed based, in part, on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Digital Literacy and Computer Science and the American Association of School Librarian Frameworks.
The collections at the Hopkinton secondary schools have been developed to enrich and support both the curriculum and the personal needs of our students and faculty, taking into consideration diverse interests, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, maturity levels, and students' extracurricular interests. Materials selected encourage an appreciation for both informational and recreational reading, viewing, or listening.
There are approximately 17,000 books (print, audio and digital), 32 periodicals, and two newspapers in the High School Library collection. Students and staff have access to subscription databases at home and at school. These databases include InfoTrac, SIRS and ABCClio History Databases. In addition, there is an extensive audiovisual collection which includes videos, DVDs and CD-ROM.
The Hopkinton Public Schools Elementary Library Media Program exists to empower students and faculty to become effective users of information, to encourage the development of critical thinking skills through collaboration with classroom teachers, to help foster a love of learning and reading and to provide access to informational and recreational materials for its school communities.
We accomplish this mission by:
Integrating the development of skills and tools necessary to effectively access information
Providing curricular support through access to information in a variety of formats
Collaborating with teachers to enhance classroom instruction and student learning
Working with students to develop their personal reading selection criteria and fostering an appreciation for literature