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Welcome to the HMS Library Website!
The puropse of this website is to serve as a doorway to all of your information needs. We focus on empowering students to become information and media literate 21st Century learners.
Please send any questions, comments, or book recommendations to: dnorby @
 "Information is the currency of democracy." -Thomas Jefferson


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Curriculum Links
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Social Studies                         Math                           Drama

Geography                              Science


Online Databases

Awesome websites

Great websites arranged by Dewey Decimal numbers
Great websites arranged by subject
 General   Science
 English Language   Math
 Social Studies  Geography
 World Languages  

Research Tools

Check out this area for Research help.

~We use the MLA format for citing sources~
EasyBib - Creates citations

Citation Creation - Creates citations

Citation Machine - Creates citations
Purdue OWL MLA information - How to format citations

Citing Web Sources                      A Research Guide for Students
Big6 Research Model                   Copyright for Students

Recent Announcements

  • This is the place to check for Library happenings.

  • Top Education News and Views For Families
    4FAMS is a new channel at the 74 specially designed for families who want to better understand their school system.
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 6:06 AM by Diane Norby
  • Family Resources
    Welcome to my new Family Resource area! I will occasionally post topics of interest for parents and guardians in the areas of media and information literacy, technology, and library resources. 
    This first post focuses on tips to help your children unplug from their devices and suggestions for apps that encourage children to play outside. I hope that these ideas will generate some alternative learning experiences for your students! I welcome feedback or ideas for future topics.
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 7:19 AM by Diane Norby
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Word of the Day

inure     v
Definition: To cause to accept or become hardened to; Habituate
Synonyms: accustom, prepare for
Usage: Although Bryan had grown up in warm and sunny California, he became inured to the cold after living in Minnesota for a year. 

Book Discussions

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READING LIST arranged by genre

Professional Development