Above photos taken at the “Where the Questions Live”
Exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem

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HRMS Summer Reading 2021




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.



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.
Plug in 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.


Sarah Valentine

Jeanne Bouchard