Welcome to the Library
This is a great place to visit when you want information or something to read. Use the search bar above to search the library’s collection. Take a look around. There’s a lot of other stuff here too. Thanks for visiting!
This site offers you a selection of books to read online. Many are available with audio and a read-along feature. Some picture books are animated which is pretty cool. Check it out! Trouble logging in? Remember the HRCE reads!
Looking For Something to Read
Some of the books (and other reading options) you can find on our library website can be read online. Some are part of our collection in the school library and must be physically borrowed.
Read a paper book from the school libraryOptions to read online
The main place to look for the paper books is the search bar near the top of the page. You will also see some in the bands of covers titled “Recently Viewed” and “Most Circulated.” Some books will allow you to preview portions through Google Books.Visit TumbleBooks and choose something from their collection.
Check out one of the other online eBook and Audiobook collections listed under eBooks in blue below) or Audiobooks (in pink below).
To borrow them you can: place a hold (reserve) on these books online using your library login, ask Ms. McCarthy when you see her, or send her an email.Look at one of the other links on our site… If you are reading you are reading – even if it’s not a book.
Tips for Searching
You can search by keyword, title, author and more. Use the drop-down menu to pick.
When your search results appear, you can narrow in on what you want using the menu on the left. 
 For example you can limit your results to what is checked in right now.
The advanced search screen will let you be more specific about what you want.
The kids search screen has lots of pictures and makes looking through your results fun.
Spelling is important! Incorrectly spelled words will impact your search results.
Online Resources


Fact Monster
An online website to help with homework and facts.

Peep and the Big Wide World
Hatching new scientists every day!

Cool Math Games
An online resource to help see math practices in action.

Where the wonders of learning never cease.


English Language Learning : Listen & Read, EAL books and resources.
Open Culture:
The best free & educational media on the web.


Storyline Online:
Sit back and listen to different celebrities read a variety of stories!
Login with your library card to access more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE thanks to your public library!

Favourite Characters/Authors


Clifford the Big Red Dog

Pigeon Presents

PBS Kids

Shel Silverstein

Robert Munach

Reader's Advisory

HPL Kids:
Databases directed towards kids!
Nerdy Book Club:
An award winning website featuring reviews, articles, testimonials and so much more relating to books for children and young adults.
Watch. Connect. Read.:
Exploring children's literature through book trailers.
Library Contact
Goodreads Kids