Library Information for Parents

Our library print and e-book collections serve student patrons aged 10-22.  Since we have mature content on the library shelves and among the e-books, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s selection of age-appropriate resources. Using our “What to Read Next” link) as well as the TAB page help students browse for award-winning literature. But that’s not all!

Our Catalog is a gateway…

The library’s catalog provides details about print books. (On iPads, the “Destiny Discover” app does not have as much functionality as the catalog viewed through the Safari browser.) Students will find the most useful links noted below.

Log in to the catalog with APS MyAccess Credentials. Use the Collections button to access recommended reading lists across genres. The Magnifying glass is used to conduct a search. Explore the "Learning Resources" at the library's web pages. Find book check outs and due dates under "My Stuff."

The “Collections” in our Library Catalog offer award-winning and highly regarded book recommendations. Lists noted in PINK are especially useful to our middle school readers.

Furthermore, the library catalog enables searches for books by entering a search term and then applying filters for interest/maturity level or reading level of works in our collection. For example, a student can search for “World War II” AND fiction, and dial up interest level grades 5-8 or Young Adult… or AD for adult.

On the library’s home page…

You can access our “X” (formerly Twitter) feed–@HBWLibrary— where we often share resources for parenting in the digital age as well as timely information about opportunities for students to develop their college or career preparedness, especially as relates to information literacy skills development.

Is your child on pace to head to his or her next learning opportunities?  It can help to look over our Research Guides where you will find two sections of our library’s instructional material related to “Targeted Skills in Information Literacy for…”

Parents can support their child to actively engage with other readers by exploring our Reading Clubs or helping their child to set up a a personal reading goal supported by their librarian.