Support, Enrich, and Extend the Curriculum of HIES
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School has three libraries on campus: the Alan A. Lewis Library in the Primary School which serves PK3 through Kindergarten, the Hardwick Family Media Center in the Lower School which serves first through fifth grade, and the Golden Bear Media Center in the Humanities Building which serves sixth through twelfth grade.
The primary purpose of all three libraries is to support, enrich, and extend the curriculum of HIES. The librarians provide research instruction, reading guidance, and ready reference assistance for students, classes, faculty, staff, and parents.
The libraries' online catalogs and research sources are accessible through the HIES website which links users to books, videos, audio books, databases, newspapers, magazines, and eBooks in various subject areas.
Serving the Middle School & Upper School
The Golden Bear Media Center collection includes: online databases, nonfiction & fiction books, reference books, videos, audio books, magazines, newspapers, and eBooks.
Check Out/Check in of Materials
Materials may be checked out for a period of three weeks and may be renewed twice. Lost books must be replaced at the student's or faculty's cost. All materials may be returned at the circulation desk during library hours.
The eBooks and audiobooks are available for individual checkout and can be downloaded to any Apple or Android device and computer. Access our collection (US Collection and MS Collection) here. Suggestions are always welcome! Please contact the library staff to add content, or if you need help.
Resources for Classroom Projects
The librarian can create a website (LibGuide) containing online resources for classroom projects, as well as a "Reserve Books" cart containing print books that relate to specific classroom assignments. Training on research is provided by the librarian. Students, teachers, and parents can also email the librarian to ask for research assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library provides online database resources by clicking on research links in the right sidebar.
A Follett Destiny online catalog is available in the Golden Bear Media Center right inset box. The free Middle School eBooks and Upper School eBooks are located via the links in the Golden Bear Media Center right inset box.
Purchase a book, or donate funds for the library’s book wishlist, to commemorate a birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, or death of a friend or relative. A bookplate with the donor’s name will be attached to the front endpaper of the new book. Contact the librarian for more information.
Summer Reading 2023
Serving the Lower School
Lower School Library Links
- Lower School Summer Reading
- Awards Book Club
- The Bitmoji Library
- The Library Newsletter
- Follow the Lower School Library Instagram Page
- Library Process Manual
- Accelerated Reader Test Link
The Hardwick Family Media Center resources include over 23,000 books and reference materials. Five computers and 20 iPads are available to students for internet research and projects. We also offer a few eBooks that you may download from home.
Library classes are structured to enhance each student’s learning experience in the Lower School and are scheduled by the teachers as needed for projects and activities. First grade classes receive an introduction to library skills and participate in the Georgia Picture Book Award program where we read nominated books. Discussions of these books relate to geography, history, and biographies, as well as other pertinent topics. Students receive instruction in library skills including research, reference and proper internet use as needed by the classroom teachers.
Students in first and second grades may check out two books for a two-week period. Third-graders may check out three books, fourth-graders may check out four books and fifth-graders may check out five books, all for a two-week period. They may check out and return books any time during the day with their teacher’s permission. While we do not charge overdue fines during the school year, students may not check out additional materials if they have an overdue book. The lost book fee is $15. Daily overdue fines are charged after the final due date of the school year.
Parents are allowed to check out up to six books at a time for a one-week period. Parents may not check out any book on the subject of an ongoing class project, more than two books by a single author, or more than two books on a single subject. In addition to supplementing their child’s selections, parents may choose from our professional collection including self-help books and fiction.
A selection of books is available in the library for donation. Gift books are $10 and may be donated in honor of someone for a job well done (i.e., teachers), a special occasion such as a birthday (i.e., students or family), or in memory of someone special.
Over 20 magazines for children are available for students to browse while in the library. There are also professional magazines available for faculty and parents.
You can search the collections in the Hardwick Family Media Center by going to its online catalog. Often, advanced searches defined by keywords work best. When you see a book you want in the list, click the checkbox next to it and then go to the "My Book Bag" option, which will appear in the left banner. You can then print the list of just the books you've selected.
Lower School Databases
Serving the Primary School
The Alan A. Lewis Primary School offers our youngest students their own, developmentally appropriate library. The Primary School Library includes over 3,500 titles, an attractive story area, reading nooks and electronic databases. Each class visits the library on a weekly basis. In addition to story time, all students have the opportunity to check out books each week.
Many students and parents enjoy our gift book program in which a pre-selected book may be chosen from the Gift Book Collection to be donated either to the library or a classroom in honor, memory, or celebration of a particular person or event.
The Alan A. Lewis Primary School Library provides a wonderful setting for a child’s early library experience and is a source of enrichment for students, teachers, and families.
Anna Belle Lehman Archives
The Anna Belle Lehman Archives is the official repository for non-current HIES records in all formats. The primary mission of the archives is to identify, arrange, describe, and preserve records which document the history of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and the activities of the faculty, staff, and students. The archive collection also makes records available for research purposes. Records collected for the archives include: administrative files, correspondence, campus publications such as catalogs, viewbooks, the Torchbearer(alumni magazine), the C&G(school magazine) and the Ursidea(student yearbook). In addition, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, videotapes and DVDs are collected too.
What is the mission of the Anna Belle Lehman Archives?
The Anna Belle Lehman Archives of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School seeks to preserve the memory and history of the school. To do this, the archivist solicits, collects, describes, and preserves selected historical, legal, fiscal, personal, and administrative records. The archives provide the HIES community with research materials that illustrate or describe the nature and activities of the school. The archives also seek to document the history of HIES from its very beginnings to the present using memorabilia, student publications, photographs, artifacts, administrative records, and faculty papers.
What kinds of materials do we want to preserve?
The formal records of the School as well as informal records that document the history and the roles that key people in the development of the School have played such as Incorporation Certificates, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, school development plans, building dedication commemorative materials, the Ursidea, as well as student activities, publications, photographs, and athletic awards.
How can we help Holy Innocents' students and staff?
The Archives helps connect the students, staff, and alumni to the history of the school and helps these groups understand how things have been done in the past. We are anxious to have a living Archives to help the school grow and improve.
What you can do to help us?
Share any Holy Innocents’ materials that you have by offering your collections to the Anna Belle Lehman Archives, or send your gift to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Anna Belle Lehman Archives, 805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327. The Archives will ensure these materials are not lost and will help others learn more about the history of Holy Innocents’.
Collections in the Archives
Download this document for a detailed list of what is available in the following categories:
- Accreditation and Professional Associations
- Annual Giving and Annual Reports
- Archival Boxes
- Booster Club
- Calendars, HandBooks, Directories
- Graduation and Honors Day
- HIES Alumni Association
- History of Holy Innocents'
- Parents' Association
- Student Activities
- Student and Teacher Rosters
- Uniforms and Fun Run T-Shirts
- Videos and DVDs
Alan A. Lewis
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7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.