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the most up to date information from your HMS Library

Re-Checking Books Out

Students, if you aren't finished with a book at the end of your 3-week loan period, bring it in to the Library and ask one of our Library staff members to re-check it for you! Then you'll be able to keep it for another 3 weeks without getting any of those pesky overdue emails from Ms. Daves!
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Clubs to Join!

Two different clubs will operate out of the Library this year! Both will meet during lunch once every 3-4 weeks. Members will bring their lunch to the Library for meetings. See the below forms to read more about these clubs and to join!


Note: if you were a member of Reader's Advisory last year and want to participate this year, please fill out the form again.


Reader's Advisory


Writing Club

Getting You the Books that You Want

Students! Have you ever tried to find a book, only to learn that it is currently checked out? Be next in line to check out the book by putting it on Hold. You can put books on Hold by asking the Library staff to do so for you or by logging into Destiny and placing the Hold yourself. (username: lastname_studentID# / password: birthday YYYYMMDD)


We can also borrow books from other campuses if HMS doesn't have the book you want. Speak to the Library staff today about getting you the books you want to read!

Fall Poetry Contest

Hey students, do you write poetry?


If so, enter this poetry contest for the chance of getting your poetry published!


To enter, click here and submit your poem. Please select Jacqui Daves as your teacher when you are filling out the information about yourself.


If you would rather have Ms. Daves submit your poem, send her an email! Be sure to include your poem title in the email.


You may submit multiple poems throughout the semester. If your poem is selected for publication, the HMS Library will purchase a copy of the book for you to look at, and your family will be given the opportunity to purchase their own copy.


Note - this is a great opportunity to add something special to your resume and/or college applications! Having published writing is a huge accomplishment!


BREAKING NEWS:

20 HMS STUDENTS GOT THEIR POEMS PUBLISHED IN THE SUMMER CONTEST!!!

Just For Fun - New Quizzes Added!

Here is a collection of fun quizzes about your favorite YA Lit!

Series Reader?

Do you love to read series? Do you often find yourself looking for a new series to read? If so, check out our Series Binder! It's located on the counter next to Ms. Daves' computer, and it lists all of the series we have in our Fiction collection. If you've finished a series, you can even sign the back of the page to let everyone know of your achievement! Visit the Library and take a look at the Series Binder today!
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eBooks

If you are interested in checking out ebooks from LISD, visit the catalog here.


There are 2 ways to download ebooks. The first is with the Sora app, which is a free app that can be added to your tablet or smart phone.


The second is to download it to your laptop. Watch this video to see how to do this. It is a bit of a complex process!


Want to recommend a book for our Overdrive/Sora collection? Click here to do so!

Cedar Park Public Library: Teen Space

Interested in getting involved with the public library and meeting readers from other schools? Click here to check out what's happening at the Cedar Park Public Library!


Here are a few of the events they offer:


  • Anime Club
  • Teen Book Club
  • Gaming Group

Win a Peculiar Writing Workshop with Ransom Riggs

One lucky teen author will win a writing workshop with the creator of the bestselling series for their classroom or library when they submit an original story (500-1,000 words) inspired by their own peculiar characters, loops, settings, and even photos!


Click here to enter.


Enter between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Open to US residents, 13 - 18.