HCS Library

September 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new and exciting year of school. It is always fun to catch up with our students after the summer break. Students are busily checking out books and reading, reading, reading! There are classes that are already researching as well.

Visit the library website. It is full of information, including the online catalog, Mrs. Sweny's book blogs, book trailers, research databases and more!

Check out the Unified Arts website to find out what is happening in library classes. This link goes directly to the library page. Just click on the grade level for your child. To find out what is happening in other unified arts classes, click on the tabs at the top.

What's New?


Subscription databases are valuable sources of information for students. Unfortunately, they are underutilized due to over reliance on search engines such as Google. Although Google can be used to locate good information, many students do not take time to properly evaluate web sites and waste time surfing the Internet. Please encourage your child to use these databases.

The username and password is the same for all of our databases. Due to copyright restrictions, I can not post them on the web, but if you ask your child or e-mail me, I will gladly share with you.

To access our databases visit the library website and click on Search for Information.