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Library and Technology Center

The Edwards-Hobgood Library and Technology Center
The Edwards-Hobgood Library at Arendell Parrott Academy provides resources, new technologies, and experiences that support the school's mission of "fostering each student's intellectual, creative, social, physical, and moral development in a positive and challenging educational community."

The goal of the library is to provide a friendly and nurturing atmosphere conducive to academic and intellectual study as well as casual educational browsing and independent reading. Students may visit the library all through the school day. Lower school students visit the library as a class on a weekly basis. All teachers may schedule library time in order for their classes to prepare projects and to conduct research assignments.

The library strives to create an environment that motivates students to become independent seekers of knowledge and to develop a love of reading and a lifelong interest in learning.
Research Links
Some of the research links require a user ID and Password.
If you have trouble accessing any of the sites below please email the APA Librarian.
Lower School
Links to Helpful Public Websites:
AR Book Finder – Excellent source to check the Accelerated Reader level and point value of books
Fact Monster – Homework helper, trivia, and grade leveled games
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids – Interesting facts, moon phases, weather, and history
Links to Password Protected Websites:

World Book Online – Current events and online encyclopedia



Middle/Upper School

Links to Helpful Public Websites: Project links and helpful websites.


American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches


Ask a Librarian Virtual Reference Desk Library of Congress links to multiple research resources Biographies of historical figures, world leaders, and pop culture


Chronicling America Library of Congress link to U.S. newspapers from 1690-Present


Education World Copyright information; students should consult this site prior to beginning the research process


NC Live – A directory of reference databases useful for educational purposes and personal interests; a public library card will be required for access

NCpedia – Encyclopedia of North Carolina


Neuse Regional Library


Project Gutenberg – Free eBooks
Smithsonian – Current events, history, science, and culture
Links to Password Protected Websites:
Gale Databases – Informative source for literary research papers
World Book Online – Current events and online encyclopedia