HCMS LIBRARY

APRIL & MAY 2016

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING! CHECK THEM OUT!

ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS ARE DUE!!!

It's that sad time of year when we have to return our books to the Library :(


ALL Library Materials should be turned in by the end of today, Friday, May 20.


Please contact the library if you have lost or damaged a book and we will get it all squared away.


And read below to find out how you can check out books for the summer!

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CHECK OUT BOOKS FROM HCMS OVER THE SUMMER

Next year's 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students are invited to check out up to 10 books over the summer.


All you have to do is:

1) Return all of your current library materials (books, calculators, audiobooks, etc)

2) Pay for any lost or damaged materials

3) Return THIS PERMISSION SLIP to the Library

4) Check out your books the last week of school (May 23-27)


Did you know that reading over the summer prevents students from losing the educational gains they made over the year?


Prevent the SUMMER SLIDE by reading all summer long!


Watch the video below...

AUTHOR, TIM GREEN, VISITS HCMS!

On Thursday, May 5, author Tim Green visited HCMS and spoke to the entire student body. Tim Green is New York Times Bestseller author with over 30 books under his belt. He spoke to the students about the importance of education, reading, and being a good person to everyone you meet. He emphasized that reading is "weight lifting for your brain." Thank you to the HCMS Booster Club for bringing Tim Green to our school!
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TOP READ-A-THON READERS & FUNDRAISERS AWARDED PRIZES

HCMS raised $1,544.13 for the Book Spring Read-A-Thon, putting 514 books in the hands of Austin children! Way to go!


Congratulations to our top fundraisers and readers:

Top Fundraiser: Macie Swett ($500)

Top Reader: Cortina Barbieri (795 pages & 1,110 minutes)

LONE STAR READERS CELEBRATE AT BOOKPEOPLE

Students who read at least 19 of the 20 Lone Star books this year were invited on a field trip to BookPeople. We enjoyed pizza and cupcakes as Topher told us about some really great books! Then the students were let loose to purchase books with their gift card. We missed our peeps who were on the UIL trip, but still had fun!


Now to start reading next year's Lone Star list!

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LONE STAR BOOKS

Next year's Lone Star list has been released! Start reading today!

Click HERE to check out the list.

Click the video below to see what they're all about.

SUMMER @ WESTBANK LIBRARY

Westbank Library has loads of great activities planned for the entire family!


Check out the schedule HERE .

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COMING UP...

HCMS LIBRARY

Feel free to contact us any time with questions!

Heather Schubert - Librarian

Michelle Andrews - Library Assistant