Library Media Center


Hardwick Elementary School's Library Media Center is here to serve our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Staffed by Library Media Specialist, Lisa Baranyay, (a.k.a. Ms. Frizzle on Halloween, right), and a handful of fantastic volunteers, we strive to provide the tools for all your informational and literary needs.

If you have any questions or need some help, please come in for a visit or email Ms. Baranyay at the library:

Library Hours:

Monday -Thursday the HES Library is open and staffed from 7:45-3:15, often times later.

On Fridays, Kindergarten through 3rd grade students may visit the library if accompanied by an adult. Fourth through sixth graders may visit on their own with permission from their teacher. Books can be checked out using the clipboard - please remember to write down the HES barcode #!

Quick Links:

***Please email Ms. Baranyay if you need the login credentials for any of these sites.***

Browse our online catalog - OPALS

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Access ebooks and audiobooks - The Green Mountain Library Consortium offers FREE access to ebooks and audiobooks from home using OverDrive. You can access it online or with the Libby app. All you need is a public library card, like from the Jeudevine Library. It's easy and free!

More online books:

Visit your public library - the Jeudevine Memorial Library in downtown Hardwick.

  • Epic! includes ebooks, read-to-me books, and audiobooks - just choose your appropriate grade level.

Other Stuff:

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Get Creative!

Visit the ECHO Aquarium!

We have a pass to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain available to borrow. The pass significantly reduces the admission price to $7/person for up to four people. The pass may be borrowed for a week at a time. Please see Mrs. Gifford in the office if you'd like to borrow it.

For Older Students...

Need a good book? Try these tools!

Books & Authors database by Gale Cengage Learning

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles.