Friday, May 20, 2022


Our Library books miss you over the summer!

And we know all you're going to do all summer long is READ!

So why not check out some books for the summer!

To check out books, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current or incoming HCMS student
  • Return all materials borrowed during the school year. Library materials are due on May 13.
  • Have a clean library record: all materials returned, fines paid, lost books paid
  • Get parent/guardian permission by signing this form
  • Return this form to the library
  • Check out summer books between May 23 - 26 (Come by any time! We're here until 4pm)
  • Read and enjoy the books all summer long!
  • Return all books to the HCMS Library the first week back to school: between August 17- 26

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


Come to the Library this month to check out books that feature Asian American and Pacific Islander characters and authors!

Check out this cool choice board and learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander culture and history!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Today we had the amazing author, Scott Reintgen, visit HCMS!

There's still time to purchase a signed copy of his books!  Sales close April 4.

Click HERE to purchase online or bring cash to the HCMS Library by April 4.

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.