• Scholastic Book Fair
    The Scholastic Book Fair will be held November 13-22 in the Halls Middle School Library.  Students will attend with their ELA class on their assigned date from 11/13 - 11/22.  Students will be given a ticket to return before school, the morning only, following their class visit to purchase any items they wish to buy.  Students may shop with cash, checks, or eWallet.  We ask that students NOT bring large bags of change to shop with.
    Family Shopping Nights will be held during Parent U on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:00pm - 7:30 pm, and also during Multicultural Night on Friday, November 22 from 5:30-7:30.  This will enable each student the opportunity to shop the fair four times.
    Cash, checks, debit/credit cards, and eWallet are accepted at the Family Nights.  
    We are looking forward to seeing students, parents, grandparents, and siblings for family night at the fair!
    Click on the Bookfair logo below to visit our HMS Bookfair website. You can also make online purchases or safely load your eWallet with money.
    Class Book Fair Dates:
    Wed. 11/13 - Stanford, Robins, Green
    Thurs. 11/14- Dean, Loving, Siggins, Bilbrey
    Mon. 11/18- Layton, Dennison
    Tues. 11/19- Bailey
    Wed. 11/20- Harter, McCoy, Padgett, Simpson
    Thurs. 11/21- Wright, Poling 
    ***Students may also attend the bookfair during homeroom the day after their class visit. 
  • Hours:

    7:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
    Note:  The library is closed so I can help in the cafe from 11:55am - 1:00pm.  If the lights are off, please return to class.

    General Rules:

    • You must have a note from your teacher to visit during the school day.
    • Proper behavior is a must at all times. Remember to follow the HMS Maxims!
    • Bring your I.D. card, agenda, and a pencil to the library every time you visit.
    • Absolutely no food, drinks, gum, or candy in the library.
    Circulation Guidelines:
    • Please bring your I.D. and agenda to the library for circulation purposes.  Help us help you!
    • If a student loses his or her agenda, it is their responsibility to purchase a new one in the office and bring it to the library for a replacement bar code.
    • A book may be checked out for one month with a possible one month re-check period.
    • Two books may be checked out at one time.
    • Reference books cannot be checked out.
    • If a book is lost, the replacement cost must be paid to the library via cash or a check made out to Halls Middle School.
    • If a book is damaged, every effort is made to repair the book.  If the book is so damaged that it cannot be repaired, the replacement cost must be paid to the library via cash or a check made out to Halls Middle School.

    Computer Usage:

    • Computers may be used for research and the card catalogue only.  You may not use the computers for personal use.
    • Please bring your I.D. card and agenda to the library in order to use the computers.
    • The Internet may be used for academic pursuits only.  There are no exceptions; please don't ask.
Ms. Emily Haendel

Phone: 865.922.7494


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education: University of Tennessee at Martin Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction: University of Mississippi Library Media Specialist Endorsement: University of Memphis

Ms. Emily Haendel

Library Media Specialist
  • Greetings to all students, staff, parents, and administrators from the Halls Middle School Library!

    Welcome to the Halls Middle School Media Center web site.  The Media Center staff is looking forward to a wonderful school year as we work through the beginning of school, Open Houses, academic night, the book fair, collaborating with teachers and administrators, and assisting the students with research and reading for fun!
    We are looking forward to seeing you soon! 
    -Ms. Emily Haendel
    Halls Middle School Mission Statement:

    At HMS we are focused on creating a safe, respectful community centered environment that empowers all students to be resourceful, mindful citizens of the world inspiring others through care, compassion and action.

    Knox County Library Media Mission Statement:

    Knox County School Librarians are the friendly faces of knowledge acquisition.  Our libraries are growing, multiservice, dynamic school centers that welcome, motivate, and inspire everyone in our community of users.  We invest our time and skills in nurturing, promoting, and advocating for a learning environment that maximizes services and equitable access to resources. Our library programs are essential to a school-wide culture of innovation, achievement, and collaboration.  Knox County School Librarians are forward-thinking leaders who model inquiry, information literacy, technologies, and trends in reading and instruction.  Our professional charge is to inform and empower by fostering a safe environment where users can read, explore, question, solve and create, leading to Excellence for Every Child.  
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