Monday, March 30, 2020

March Book Madness THE FINAL 4

More than 340 of you voted last week and the results are in!

Here are the FINAL 4 books in our March Book Madness Bracket!
Watch the video HERE.

Vote HERE Today or SCAN the QR Code.  The voting form closes at midnight this Friday.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020


The real March Madness may be cancelled, but our March BOOK Madness is still ON!!!!

Here's how to participate this week:

  1. Watch THIS Video to see what books are in the Elite 8.
  2. Vote for your favorite books HERE. The form will be closed at 11:59pm on Monday, March 30.
  3. Stay tuned for the results.  They will be posted here on Tuesday, March 31.
  4. Read on!

Friday, March 6, 2020

March Book Madness is HERE!

It's that time of year!  It's time to vote for our favorite books! 

We took the 32 most checked out books from the HCMS Library 
(from the past 99 days) and pitted the books against one another!  

It's up to YOU to decide which books are the best!  
Vote in the first round TODAY using THIS FORM.  
(It's OK if you haven't read all of the books.  Just vote based on what you  know about the books.)  

Watch THIS VIDEO for some brief info about all of the books.


Friday, February 7, 2020


PS I STILL LOVE YOU - the Movie is released on Netflix 
next Wednesday, Feb 12!!!!


And remember, the book is always better, so read before you watch!

Here's a fun would you rather, Lara Jean style video:

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Author Visit, Writing Workshops, & Book Sales! Oh, my!

K.A. Holt to visit HCMS on DECEMBER 2

K.A. Holt, author of House Arrest, will be visiting HCMS on December 2. 


She'll be speaking with the entire school from 2:14 pm - 3:00 pm in the large gym.  Afterwards, she'll be personalizing signed copies of her books.
The Library is selling the books now!  Get your copy before they run out!
You can purchase online HERE or cash or check (HCMS Library) payments can be sent to the Library.  (Order form HERE)

She'll also be offering two writing workshops in the Library during the day!
Are you writer?  Do you want to work on perfecting your craft?  Then sign up for a workshop HERE!  
Space is limited to 15 students per writing workshop:

Writing and Editing: Super Fun Times. (No, really!)
In this workshop, K.A. Holt has a slide show that highlights the most popular questions students often ask her about writing and about herself. She also talks about the revision process, and brings piles and piles of revisions from her books. Students get to see early versions and marked up pages for all of her books, while learning that revising is one of the most important aspects of creative writing.  This workshop will take place during 2nd period.

Who can write haiku? You can write haiku!
In this workshop, K.A. Holt reads aloud from her book Brains for Lunch (a zombie novel in haiku?!) and discusses with the children what a haiku is and how it is structured. She talks briefly about the history of haiku and how, traditionally, the small poems are written about nature. Then she discusses how every writer can bring his or her own feelings into poetry – and if those feelings are about zombies and chupacabras then that is completely OK. The students are given a chance to compose and share their own zombie (or non-zombie) haiku.  This workshop will take place during A lunch (6th grade)/4th period (7th and 8th grade).

So sign up for a workshop, purchase some more amazing books by KA Holt from the Library, and bring your own copy of House Arrest to get signed.  

Friday, September 13, 2019

One Book, One Community

Purchase your copy by October 1.
Stop by the Library with cash or checks "HCMS Library."
Or purchase online HERE.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Purchase LA Required Reading from HCMS Library

Friday is the last day to purchase your LA required reading from the HCMS Library.  You can come in person and pay with cash or checks "HCMS Library."
Or you can order online and we'll deliver the books to you. 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sign Up for Battle of the Books!

Join our HCMS Library Battle of the Books team!  

A book club that competes against other schools to answer questions about the books you read.
How: Sign up HERE.  You can participate in as many battle rounds as you like.
When: We meet every other week during Advisory for our Book Club discussions.
           We compete in 3 battles throughout the year.  Two of the battles will be held at Dripping Springs Middle Schools                    (Field Trip!!).
Who: You!  Anyone can join!



Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Next Monday in the Library during Advisory and 8th periods, we'll be Facetiming with Victoria Laurie, the author of When!  

Sign up HERE to attend!  


Tuesday, May 7, 2019


That's right!  You can checkout up to 10 books from the HCMS Library to read this summer!

Just fill out and return THIS PERMISSION SLIP and pick out your books the last week of school.

They're DUE the first week back to school, Aug 21-23.