Our Media Team

Elisa McCulley
Library Media Specialist

Elise McCarthy
Library Media Aide
Our Catalog


Databases & Resources


#HMSBookBeast highlights a voracious reader at HMS.  These #HMSBookBeasts are frequenters of our Library Media Center, and can be found among our shelves previewing books and/or making recommendations to their peers.  
We celebrate our #HMSBookBeasts by giving them an opportunity to share their favorite reads.  We create a display in our Library Media Center of their beloved books for all of our HMS community to enjoy.

Lena H.

Lena is the first #HMSBookBeast of the 2019-2020 school year.  Lena is a 7th grader from Team DeCarter, and she is an awesome reader and individual.  Lena dabbles in fantasy books and other genres too. Congrats Lena!

Checkout Lena's Literature for a full list of her favorite reads.

First page of the PDF file: LenasLiterature--11_2019BookBeast_1

Gio O.

Gio is our Library Media Center VIP and our first #HMSBookBeast.  He is an avid reader of a variety of genres and his infectious love of reading makes him an obvious choice.   Gio can be seen reading anything from Veronica Roth's Divergent to Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants.

Checkout Gio's Greatest Hits for the full listing of favorites.

Gio, our first #HMSBookBeast, and his Greatest Hits

Gio recommending books from his display table to his interested peers

SOME of Gio's Greatest Hits (they all wouldn't fit on one page!)

Gio's Greatest Hits Signage

Reece C.

Reece is a phenomenal reader and person, and has been instrumental in developing our HMS LGBTQ+ section.  Reece is an expert on fantasy series, and can be found reading anything from female assassins to the awesome Becky Albertalli's Creekwood series.

Checkout Reece's Remarkable Reads for a full listing of his awesome picks.

Reece C. with his Remarkable Reads.

First page of the PDF file: ReecesReads

The list of Reece's favorites.

First page of the PDF file: ReecesRemarkableReads