Library Media Center


In collaboration with the school’s learning community, the Holtville Middle School library media program will be the center of teaching and learning by providing access to quality collections and technologies, and by extending services beyond the library media center’s four walls and the school day.

The purpose of the Holtville Middle School Library Media Center is to enable students to become independent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing technological society. To accomplish this mission, the library media specialist, in conjunction with the classroom teachers, works to instruct students in locating, selecting, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, and communicating the information relevant to Elmore County’s educational curriculum goals.

The library has gone through many changes over the past four years! In addition to a new virtual classroom, the bookshelves and furniture have all been updated. The pictures in the slideshow show some of the changes that have been made and just a few of the people who have volunteered their time to help! 

Joana Tew

Mrs. Joana Tew

Library Media Specialist & Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Whatley

Mrs. Janet Whatley

Library &

Office Aide



Click on Holtville Middle School to search for books in our library!

Accelerated Reader

AR Home Connect

HMS uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which  you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, parents, and student to share information about the student's progress in Accelerated Reader. You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. You will need the student's username and password to login.  If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book. 

Renaissance Place

Link for students to take AR and STAR tests at school:  Renaissance STAR

AR Book Find

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Use this link to find books within student's reading levels.

Books online

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

Smithsonian Libraries

Epic! Books for Kids

Helpful Websites
Office 365

In order to help our students prepare for sucess, this year, we're providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office ProPlus, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; OneDrive for Business; for storing, collaborating, sharing, and syncing files, Outlook; for email; and much more!

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skill on the world's most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues
  • One TB (terabyte) of memory!!


Your child will need their district username and password to sign in. For more information or frequently asked questions about Office 365 ProPlus visit the Information Technology (IT) Services page here. If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue:


Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

CNN News for Kids

Alabama Homework Help

Cool Math