You can follow the HLMS library on instagram. Our user name is hlmsreads. This is updated several times a week while we are participating in distance learning.
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
You can also log on to find ebooks using this link
Want to recommend the library purchase a book? Fill out the google form here.
Want to donate a book a library? Please email Ms. Linneman for a link to our Amazon wishlist.
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.
Students may check out up to 2 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.
Books are checked out for a period of 2 weeks. You can renew your books at the library without having them with you. Just let Ms. Linneman know!
Students visit the library with their ELA teachers to the library every two weeks. The library is open for students to come before school, at break, in between classes, or during lunch. Students can also come to the library during any class time with their teacher's permission.
Please 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. This is my fifteen year as the librarian at Horn Lake Middle. 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:
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Hate U give by Angie Thomas
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
We have purchased Comics Plus for HLMS. This is a comic/graphic novel ebook resource that has over 5,000 books. If you need to create a login, please contact Ms. Linneman by hitting the mail icon above or contact your ELA teacher.
Lots of current ebooks and audiobook resources for free.
Free ebooks for all grade levels. Includes sports biographies and tons of nonfiction.
Free audiobooks for children of all ages for as long as school is out.
Free ebooks and audiobooks with a 30 day trial. No credit card is required. This includes adult content as well.
Follethas asked that free login credentials not be posted to the website. Please email Ms. Linneman for access.
Free encyclopedia access, science experiments and much more!
Access to free ebooks and audiobooks from picture books to middle grade.
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!
Trying to log in from home? Email Ms. Linneman for the password or contact a teacher.
A great place to check out books! Make sure to also check out Overdrive for lots of free e-books and audiobooks!
A great way to read ebooks!
Search for poems, authors, and other poetry resources. Poems are available at for all age levels
Free pdfs of classic documents and books.https://www.gutenberg.org/
Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums.http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/
The Scholastic Bookfair will be here in late October and Febuary. Please check the calendar for exact dates. You can find the booksfair website here
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.
Online exhibitions and primary sources including videos.
Brainpop is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics!
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.
Interactive site that contains video and audio clips and primary documents on the Holocaust.
Allows you to create your own graphs.
Guide to fair use in the classroom and digital classroom.
Created by common sense media, this site is full of free content and virtual field trips.
A visual bookmark organizer.
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.
This site is hosted by the Smithsonian and features various articles who Lexile level can be altered.
Articles on current news and developments in science.
Primary Source materials focused on events in United States history.
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.
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.
Tools for teaching digital citizenship
This allows you to use google sheets to create games, flashcards, and a random name generator.http://flippity.net/
A great place to do research, help students with research, and locate primary documents.
A great place to find continuing education podcasts on reading, or apply for the Book Love grant for a classroom library.
Another great place to find blogposts about reading.
Need a CEU?
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.
Stream videos and much much more.