Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Our Fall HCMS Book Fair will take place in the HCMS Library Dec 6-10 (8:00am - 4:30pm). Students will visit the fair with their LA classes but can also come on their own any time. Families are also welcome to stop by to shop. 

Allowing your student to purchase a book from the fair is a great way to support independent reading, especially over the winter break! 

And remember, books also make great holiday gifts!  

‘Tis the season for giving!  The HCMS Library is excited to give back to the Austin community by supporting an Austin-area school.  Sanchez Elementary suffered a huge loss in Library books during the pandemic.  Our goal is to purchase 200 books for their school Library.  Please consider sending your student with an extra $5 - $10 dollars to purchase a book for the Sanchez Elementary Library.  

We accept cash, CC, checks (“HCMS Library”) and are proud to offer the no-hassle Scholastic eWallet option!  All you have to do is set up the account, add funds, and send them to the fair empty handed!  We can simply look up their account at the register. You can also invite family and friends to contribute to your student’s account. Click HERE for more book fair and eWallet information.

We still need a few book fair volunteers!  Sign up for a shift HERE

We’re so excited about the book fair and we know your student will find some great reads! 

Contact Heather Schubert with any questions.

Saturday, August 14, 2021


Welcome back, Cougars!

I hope you had a great and safe summer.  

I had a lot of fun this summer.  My family and I went to New York and camped in Mesa Verde National Park and Chaco Canyon National Park (see pic of me reading at our campsite).  

I read a lot of great books this summer and I've shared some of my favorites below. 

I'd love to hear what you read this summer!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Books Are Due, But You Can Check Out Books for the Summer!



Come check out up to 10 books to read over the summer!
Return THIS permission slip and stop by the Library the last week of school to stock up on your summer reads!

Monday, May 3, 2021

May the 4th Be With You

 Come on down to the Library on Tuesday, May 4 to make an Origami Yoda Bookmark!

We have the supplies!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Read eBooks & Check out physical books

Read eBooks with the Sora app

You can now read eBooks from HCMS Library through the Sora app!

Follow the directions on the left-side of directions page to set up your 

account. Then follow the directions on the ride-side of the page to add the 

Westbank Library and begin checking out eBooks from them (you don't 

even need a Westbank Library card!).

(Click the directions page to open up a linked document)

Check out physical books from the HCMS Library (for our in-building learners)

Our in-building learners can check out physical books from the HCMS Library!  

You have two ways to check out:

1) Pop into the Library and we'll help you get a book

2) Put the book on Hold by logging into the Library system and we'll deliver the book to you in class.  Learn how HERE.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Online Reading during Remote Learning

 Hey!  Check out THIS flyer for some great online reading opportunities.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Hey Cougars!

Here are some resources to keep you reading and busy this summer!

The little plus signs on the images are links to the resources.

Click on the dolphin for information on the three live trivia events that I'm hosting this summer.  So go ahead and mark your calendars now!

Have a great summer and remember to READ, READ, READ!

I miss you and can't wait to see you next year!

Mrs. Schubert


Hey Cougars!

We may be learning remotely, but the Library is still OPEN!  Sort of...

We've purchased loads of great eBooks for you to check out from the HCMS Library and read on your SORA App.  CLICK HERE for directions.

There are also a TON of great, free online eBooks and Audiobooks available to you!


THEN use THIS FLYER to access all of the free resources available to you.  Save this flyer to your home screen so that you can quickly access it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Thanks to all of you who participated in our Quarantine Haiku event!