The HP Raider Library strives to provide a broad collection of resources that presents varying levels of difficulty, satisfies a wide range of interests, and represents varied points of view. The collection includes fiction books, nonfiction books, audio books, graphic novels, eBooks, reference materials, periodicals, audio visual materials, professional books, and online resources. Our materials are intended to support the intermediate and middle school curriculum, to encourage pleasure reading, to build knowledge, and to represent many ethnic, religious, and cultural groups.
The library serves a large population of students and staff; it is our responsibility to provide access to a diverse assortment of materials to meet the needs of our many users. It is recognized that every book in the library will not be relevant for every student. We encourage readers to practice self‐selection skills in determining the best materials to fit their personal interests and needs. Librarians are readily available to provide guidance in the students’ selection process.
Middle school readers enjoy a wide variety of materials ranging from children’s books to teen reads. The Raider Library utilizes spine stickers to help students in their selection.
Young Adult Books
Books marked with the YA sticker are titles that are a bit more mature in content than the children’s books found in an elementary school library. These books are usually reviewed for readers in 6th, 7th and/or 8th grade. They address a variety of topics of interest to middle school students and typically address the challenges of adolescence.
Books marked with the teen sticker are reviewed for 8th grade and above. They offer content that is more mature than the books marked with the young adult sticker and typically address topics of interest to teens and students preparing to enter high school.
We encourage all students to try a variety of books knowing that no book is right for every reader. If a student checks out a book that is not a fit, he/she can return it in and try something else!