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.

Stacy Chancellor

Miss Stacy Chancellor

Library Media Specialist & Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Whatley

Mrs. Janet Whatley

Library &

Office Aide

2023 March Madness Tournament of Books

March Madness Elite 8

Click this link to vote for your favorite books in the March Madness: Championship Round Tournament of Books:

Voting for the Championship Round ends Friday, March 31st at 3 pm!



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 log in.  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

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