Media Center

Welcome to the HCMS Library & Media Center

Orange County Public Schools' library media programs are the hub of our schools and provide equitable access to resources that engage students in learning. Through promoting reading appreciation, teaching digital and information literacy skills, facilitating inquiry through both independent and collaborative learning, library media programs contribute to ensuring that every student has a promising and successful future.

HCMS Library Staff

Reading Eagle

Collection Development Procedures

Orange County Public Schools' collection development procedures are documented on School Board Policy IJL - Library Materials Selection and Adoption. Library media materials, whether purchased or donated, are selected by a school district employee who holds a valid educational media specialist certificate. Our school’s collection development plan can be accessed using the link below:

Library Catalog

Orange County Public Schools uses Follett Destiny’s Library Management System to catalog all materials maintained in the school library media center. The Destiny Library Catalog can be accessed by hovering over the Media Center tab on this website and selecting the “Destiny Library Catalog” option from the dropdown menu.

The public has access to search any school’s library catalog for available titles. The brief video below demonstrates how to search a school’s library catalog.


Spanish Video  


Additional library media materials can be accessed through the following links or on LaunchPad.

Classroom Libraries

Our school's classroom libraries are available to the public at the link below and may be searched by title or author.

Instructional Materials

A list of all instructional materials, including those materials used to provide instruction required by Section 1003.42, Florida Statutes, are linked below. All supplemental instructional materials, purchased by the school or district, are linked below:

School and Grade-Level Reading Lists

A list of all materials, specifically books, required as part of a school or grade-level reading lists are accessible below.
  • A list of all materials, specifically books, required as part of a school or grade-level reading lists are accessible below.
  • Classroom Novels Embedded in OCPS Approved Curriculum which Language Arts teachers may use:
    • 6th: Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
    • 7th: Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    • 8th: Graphic novel version of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, and Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
  • Movies that will be used in their entirety in our History of Movies & TV course: 
    • Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs, Singin' in the Rain, Remember the Titans, The Princess Bride, Apollo 13, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Field of Dreams, The Wizard of Oz, Superman, Back to the Future, Malificent, The Greatest Showman, The Three Stooges (2012), Paddington, Paddington 2
  • Other novels/texts approved by administration that Language Arts or Reading teachers may use:
    • 6th: New Kid by Jerry Craft, Love that Dog by Sharon Creech, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
    • 7th: Holes by Louis Sachar
    • 8th: Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Stephen Gammell; The Giver by Lois Lowry; The Giver (movie); The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton; The Outsiders (movie, with permission); My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (podcast)

Ms. Moye's Bitmoji Carrying Books
Need anything? Mrs. Moye is here to help!

Beanstack
OCPS and HCMS use Beanstack!
Beanstack is an app/site to participate in reading challenges!
Access via LaunchPad OR download the app on your mobile device. 
Access Launch.ocps.net on any device Username: ID # Password: student created  Beanstack Resources:                    https://bit.ly/3VC6yGG
Download the App visit the app store on your phone/tablet and search “beanstack” Get Started click “get started” and select the “schools” tab search for your school and select it Log In Student Log In: username: student number password: last name (all lowercase)

Have more questions about Beanstack? Visit our Information Sheet for additional information. Let's show OCPS what amazing readers we are!
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Sora
OCPS and HCMS use SORA!
Sora is an app/site used to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks. 
Don't know how to use Sora? Visit our Information Sheet to find out. It is an amazing resource --let's make sure to utilize it!

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Need to pay a library fine or for a lost book? Visit here.

Need information on devices or device fines? Visit here.

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HCMS hosts a renowned author yearly!

2024's Visiting Author is Newbery Award Winner JERRY CRAFT!
Jerry Craft's Headshot
Website: https://jerrycraft.com/
New Kid Trailer: 
https://youtu.be/BpmqqHl_zOA
Class Act Trailer: https://youtu.be/2gCwS6FgsKs
School Trip Trailer: https://youtu.be/XlN5AxVRzmI

Want to help fund our annual author's visit?
QR Code to donation for author visit
2019 - Jennifer Nielsen
2020 - Neal Shusterman
2022 - Nathan Hale
2023 - Christina Diaz Gonzalez
2024 - Jerry Craft
Help us fund our next visit!