The Dr. Betty G. Allen Library at Holten-Richmond Middle School is named after former middle school Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent Betty Allen.
The mission of the library is to offer a flexible space that allows teaching, learning, and collaboration among members of the school community to occur.  This “learning commons” approach supports the academic and personal growth of students; promotes reading for pleasure, information, and research; and provides virtual access to resources beyond its walls.
We welcome you to a lively, enjoyable, and productive learning commons.


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HRMS Summer Reading 2022



Helpful Links

Peabody Institute Library (PIL)

The Peabody Institute Library website and catalog.

Teen Department at PIL

The YA Room, located on the first floor of the library, is exclusively for teens in grades 6-12. This section of the website keeps you updated on the goings-on of the Teen Department.

Hoopla and Overdrive

Click the link above for a quick walk-through of how to access ebooks and audiobooks from the PIL with Hoopla and Overdrive. All you need is a library card!

Can’t decide what to read?

Check out A Book and a Hug.
Plugin the kind of book you like and this site will create a list for you. Click on “Find a Book” in the right-hand corner.

Destiny Discover

Do you want to access the library catalog from anywhere with your Chromebook? Click the link above for a Google Slide presentation teaching you about Destiny Discover, our library catalog.

Sora from Overdrive

HRMS students and faculty now have access to the app Sora from Overdrive. The app is connected to the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection, which has a wide variety of eBooks and audiobooks.

Directions to log in are in the Google Slide presentation linked above.

We are trying the app out this year to see how useful the HRMS community will find it. Any feedback you can give would be much appreciated.


Happy Reading!


Sarah Valentine

Jeanne Bouchard