BWES Library

Phone: 817-744-6523


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Masters in Library Science

Mrs. Hinds

This is my 5th year as the Basswood librarian. 

  • Welcome to the BWE Library!


    Library Information

    Classes will visit the library weekly. During their visits, students will have the opportunity to check out books and will also participate in lessons and activities to enrich their learning and build skills.  Books and magazines are checked out for two weeks, but can be brought back sooner to be exchanged during open check out times. Kindergarteners and 1st graders may check out one item. 2nd-4th graders can check out two items. Encourage your children to take good care of the items that they have borrowed and to be responsible about turning them in on time. Lost or damaged item fines must be paid before students can check out new books. Please make sure you keep your library record clear and up to date!

    Basswood students are encouraged to keep their library books in their backpacks when they are not being read. That way, in the rush of the morning when everyone is getting ready, the book isn't forgotten as it lies on the dresser or in the bookshelf. THEN, on library day, everyone is happy because they've brought their books back and can get NEW ONES!! 

    As the librarian, my goal is to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and books. Parents can play a big part in this. You can help your children learn to love books by reading to them at night and then allowing them to read (or just look at the pictures!) for a few minutes by themselves before bed.

    I look forward to teaching your children how to use our resources and develop a love of reading when they visit the BWE Library this year.  Your family is encouraged to use the library and parent/grandparent volunteers are welcome and appreciated! Stay tuned for upcoming programs and activities like Reading Bingo, Battle of the Books, Book Fairs, and Visiting Authors!  See you in the library!