Monday, November 28, 2011


December 5 - December 9

Our Winter Holiday BOOK FAIR is next week! 
- December 5 - 9  (8:00am - 4:30pm) in the Library
- Family Night on Tuesday, December 6 - 4:00pm-6:30pm  

     **Fun for the whole family!  You don't want to miss this!**
     5:00 - 5:30 - carol with the HCMS Choir
     5:30 - 6:30 - Author, Keith Graves presents - fun author appropriate for 

          all ages (does illustrations as well)
     Shop, drink hot chocolate, and be merry! 
- Payment: cash, CC, checks made out to "HCMS Library"
- Back by popular demand:  spin prize wheel and guess the candy in the jar contest
- Students will shop with their Language Arts classes during the school week: 
    Monday, December 5: 6th Grade
    Tuesday, December 6: 8th Grade
    Wednesday, December 7: 7th Grade

Monday, November 7, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6: Cabin Fever
Releases: Tuesday, November 15

Wimpy Kid Events: Tuesday, November 15
Play Wimpy Kid Trivia in the Cafeteria during all lunches
Watch Wimpy Kid #2: Rodrick Rules movie in the library on Thursday, November 17 (4-6pm)

Monday, October 24, 2011


Our very own, Peyton Siler and Emma McCornack have created this amazing reading blog, Book Couture. You MUST check it out and FOLLOW it! It is AWESOME! They just wrote a post about the Texas Book Fest that you have to check out. They rock! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

James Dashner to visit HCMS!

James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner trilogy, will be visiting HCMS on Friday, October 21 from 2:55 pm - 3:52 pm.
What: James Dasher hanging with the HCMS students, talking, answering questions, and signing books
When: Friday, October 21 (2:55 pm - 3:52 pm)
Who: Everyone
Where: Large Gym
Bring: Order form with payment to purchase books and get them signed. You can turn your order form in early! The earlier, the better! The first 40 people to turn in their order forms, will receive a very special prize!

Click here to download the order form, print it, and return it with your payment to the library!  Remember, the first 40 people to return their order form will win a prize!

Monday, September 12, 2011


The AUSTIN TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL is only a couple of weeks away! Yipeee!!
Make plans to attend! Why, you ask?
A) It's awesome,
B) You'll meet 28 authors
C) You can get your picture taken in a way-cool green screen photo booth
D) You get to buy books and get them signed by the authors
E) It's awesome (did I already say that?),
F) Many of your teachers will be offering extra credit if you attend.

Here are the details:
WHEN: OCTOBER 1, 2011 (10am - 5pm)
WHERE: Palmer Events Center
WHO: YOU, silly! Your parents can come, or they can just drop you off
BRING: It's free, but bring $$ to buy books and lunch

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


6th Grade
Pre AP: Thief and the Beanstalk
Regular: Seventh Grade Weirdo
All: Seedfolks
All: Watsons Go to Birmingham

7th Grade
Regular: Bearstone
Pre AP: Light in the Forest
Pre AP: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
All: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

8th Grade
Regular: The Outsiders
Pre AP: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

ORDER the books with this order form.  Print, fill out, and send with payment to the Library by Friday, August 26, 2011.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the library!   I will deliver the books to your students in their English classes by the following week :)
Visit the form here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Tuesday, May 10
2nd period (9:20 - 10:15)
in the Cafeteria

Neal Shusterman is the award-winning author of many amazing books, including: Unwind, Bruiser, Antsy Does Time, and the Skinjacker series.  Neal's books appeal to both boys and girls and have created many life-long readers.  He promises to put on a good show and Book People will be on hand so that you can purchase his books and get them signed.  Click here to download the book order form. 
Don't miss out! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Austin Teen Book Festival 2011

9 Authors confirmed for the Austin Teen Book Festival - Oct. 1, 2011
Scott Westerfeld, Alyson Noel, Mary Pearson, Jessica Brody, Alexandra Adornetto, Gabriella Zevin, Stephanie Perkins, Maureen Johnson, and Mystery Author!
We are confirming authors every day, so stay tuned to for updates!  
Don't forget to join the facebook group: Austin Teen Book Festival
Follow the festival on Twitter for more updates!  @AustinTBF
Come to the library to take a gander at who you think the Mystery Author will be!
Winner will win a free book!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Teen Tech Week is almost over!  
Get your Scavenger Hunt on and participate in the QR Code Hunt.  It all begins with the sign outside of the library.  And remember, even if you don't have a smart phone, you can still participate by following the web link underneath the QR code.  Happy hunting!

PIC borrowed from:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BOOKMARK CONTEST for 6th graders

Print out the Bookmark Contest Entry form below and return your entries to your English teacher or the Library by March 11!
The winner's bookmark will be printed and distributed at Book People!  Plus they receive a $25 gift card to Book People and their entire class receives a pizza party!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Calling all eReaders!

The library has three new Nook Colors available for student checkout to read eBooks!  We'd love to provide more eReaders to students so we're asking for your help!  Donate your eReaders and Barnes & Noble gift cards to the library!

BookSpring READ-A-THON is coming up!

The anual BookSpring Read-A-Thon begins next Monday, January 24.
Students will receive their packets this week and begin collecting pledges and donations. From January 24 - Feb 4, they will record their daily pages read and then collect their money. 
Visit to learn more about the event.
Watch this video about the Read-A-Thon:

Friday, January 7, 2011


We've got a few events coming up in the library:

Tuesday, January 11 (7:50 am - 8:20 am)
Students who have read at least 10 Lone Star books are invivted to the breakfast party.  Invitations will be sent out today. 
We will be eating donuts, kolaches, playing games, and winning prizes!

Wednesday, January 12 - ALL LUNCHES
Sign up today to compete in the Library Lunchtime Chess Tournament
Only 20 spots available per lunch!
Come to the library at the beginning of lunch (with you food)