Library Media Center


Laura Linneman

Phone: 662-393-7443


Want to see if we have a book in the library?

Destiny is available here

Your log in for Destiny is your lunch number and your password is your first name.  Destiny Discover is where you can find ebooks and digital audiobooks.


Want to recommend the library purchase a book?  Fill out the google form here.

You can follow the HLMS library on instagram.  Our user name is hlmsreads.



HLMS Library Mission Statement

The Horn Lake Middle Schools mission is to provide an inovative 21st century learning environment that not only educates and promotes effective use of information, but inspires lifelong learning and strengthens our community.

Horn Lake Middle School Library Policies

Students may check out up to 4 books at a time of their choice.

You can check your account by logging into Destiny above.  This allows you to see what books you have checked out, place books on hold, and check fines.

If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, the student who checked out the book is responsible for the replacement cost of the book.  FInes for devices can be the current cost of the device if lost, $50 for a cracked screen, $50 for a missing charger, $25 for a missing case.

Books are checked out for a period of 4 weeks.  You can renew your books at the library without having them with you.  Just let Ms. Linneman know!

Students will come to the library with their ELA teacher once every two weeks.  The library also has open checkout before school (6:50-7:15) and during break.

Please use Schoology, email or call Ms. Linneman if you have any questions or need any help!

If you are watching to be matched with some book recommendations, fill out the digital google form here and Ms. Linneman will email you back ASAP


I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended York College of Pennsylvania.  I moved to North Carolina and taught Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies before moving to Desoto County.  My first year here, I taught Title Reading, before becoming the librarian.  Some of my hobbies include reading, knitting, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  I love to travel and often go to visit family and friends back in Pennsylvania.


Some of my favorite books:

by Rick Riordan

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Hate U give by Angie Thomas

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson




Audible Stories



Free ebooks and audiobooks with a 30 day trial.  No credit card is required.  This includes adult content as well.



Magnolia is a collection of databases perfect for research!  Another great feature in Novelist which allows you to search for fiction books or authors you might enjoy!  We now have Encyclopedia Britannica through Magnolia as well!

Trying to log in from home?  Email Ms. Linneman for the password or contact a teacher.


First Regional Library

A great place to check out books!  Make sure to also check out Overdrive for lots of free e-books and audiobooks!

Epic Ebooks

A great way to read ebooks!


Academy of American Poets

Search for poems, authors, and other poetry resources.  Poems are available at for all age levels


Project Gutenberg

Free pdfs of classic documents and books. 
Smithsonian Education

Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums. 



Goodreads is the perfect place to find new books, keep track of your reading, and leave reviews.  You can even socialize with other readers and share recomendations with friends. 


Library of Congress

Online exhibitions and primary sources including videos.



Brainpop is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics! 


Metropolitan Museum of Art

This museum site has an incredible art timeline that allows anyone to see art and artifacts by selecting a time period and region of the world.  There is also a Museumkids area that has lesson plans and a podcast for families. 


United States Holocaust Museum

Interactive site that contains video and audio clips and primary documents on the Holocaust. 


Allows you to create your own graphs. 



Allows you to turn googlesheets into flash cards or games 




For Teachers

University of Chicago Fair Use Guidelines

Guide to fair use in the classroom and digital classroom.


Wide Open School

Created by common sense media, this site is full of free content and virtual field trips.



A visual bookmark organizer.


Be Internet Awesome

Learning about being safe on the internet.  Presented by google.



This collection of current news articles can have the Lexile level changed to adapt to various learner needs.  Articles are available in both Spanish and English.


Smithsonian Tween Tribune

This site is hosted by the Smithsonian and features various articles who Lexile level can be altered.


Science News for Students

Articles on current news and developments in science.


Digital Public Library of America

Primary Source materials focused on events in United States history.


New York Times-What's Going on in this Picture

Great for creative writing prompts, this website shows a different image every day that does not have a caption.  Content can be more adult, so it is recommended that you preview before using.


What's Going on in this Graph?

New York Times graphs that allow students to analyze a graph or infographic.  Previewing of this site is recommended before usage in the classroom.



The school version of TedTalks.  Previewing of all videos should occur before using.


Common Sense Media

Tools for teaching digital citizenship



This allows you to use google sheets to create games, flashcards, and a random name generator. 



A great place to do research, help students with research, and locate primary documents.


Book Love

A great place to find continuing education podcasts on reading, or apply for the Book Love grant for a classroom library. 


Book Whisperer

Another great place to find blogposts about reading. 



Need a CEU? 


Visual Writing Prompts

Visual story starters that can be used in the classroom. 



Padlet allows you to share and collaborate virtually. 



Stream movies and more with your first regional library card. 


Learn 360

Stream videos and much much more.