Passage Middle School

400 Atkinson Way  •  Newport News, VA 23608  •  Phone: (757) 886-7600  •  Fax: (757) 886-7661

NNPS iPhone App
Smart, Safe Schools


Visit the Passage Library Media Center


Library Media Specialists: Library Media Assistant:
  • Edith Carr

Mission Statement:

The mission of our school library program is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and collaborative skills while building the knowledge base of our students. Librarians guide learners as they access resources; examine, analyze, and enjoy the works of others; and create and share works of their own. As a result, our students will develop an appreciation of reading and become effective, ethical, and discriminating users of information and technology.

What you can find at your Library Media Center:

  • Help with finding the materials you need
  • Summer Reading Lists
  • Accelerated Reader Book titles
  • Suggestions for good books to read
  • New books added on a regular basis
  • Popular magazines
  • Computer access
  • On-line resources
  • Assistance using the Inquiry process when doing research
  • Strategies for becoming Information Literate

Online Encyclopedias: Grolier Encyclopedia

  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multipmedia Encyclopedia
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • Lands and Peoples
  • Amazing Animals of the World
  • America the Beautiful

World Book Online

  • World Book Student
  • World Book Kids
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Online Databases: SIRS
(Click on SIRS Knowledge Source to access the following resources)

  • SIRS Researcher, Government Reporter, and Renaissance
  • SIRS Discoverer (easy to read and understand news and information)
  • Pro vs. Con Leading Issues

Gale Databases
(The Gale Databases include a variety of resources.  Click on "Gale Databases" to access all of the databases.  Click the links below to access specific databases.  All Gale Databases use the same user ID and password.)

Copyright Advisory Network Book Reviews

Library Survivor
Protecting the Gray Wolf


 | Terms of Service | Privacy |  Non-Discrimination | Internet Safety