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.

Destiny 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

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.

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.

  • Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards: Sample Texts
    • Pages 158-160 for 6th-8th grade ELA Sample Texts & page 170 for 6th-8th Civic Literacy Reading List https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7539/urlt/elabeststandardsfinal.pdf 
  • 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

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Need anything? Mrs. Moye is here to help!

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

Need information on devices or device fines? Visit here.

OCPS and HCMS use Beanstack!
Beanstack is an app/site to participate in reading challenges!
Don't know how to use Beanstack? Visit our Information Sheet to find out. Let's show OCPS what amazing readers we are!

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 (including ALL SSYRA titles)--let's make sure to utilize it!

SUMMER READING

Summer Assignments
Summer 2022 Reading Assignment

Research has shown that reading during the summer is not only critical in building reading skills but also in maintaining achievement gains from the prior school year. For this reason, summer reading is mandatory at HCMS.

View the 2022 Summer Reading Flyer HERE!
(In Spanish)
(In Portuguese)


The flyer includes information about the OCPS Summer Reading Challenge as well.


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Announcing our 2022-2023 school year visiting author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez! Coming February, 2023!

Learn more about Christina Diaz Gonzalez and her books here!
Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Want to help fund our annual author's visit?
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