Media Center


The "Library Ladies" -

Mrs. Suzanne Hardison,

Media Specialist 

Mrs. Jamie Richards,

Media Center Paraprofessional




Welcome to the HCES

Media Center

Pickens Virtual Academy Students: You can check out books too!  See below for more details.

Search for books in


E-Books (or electronic books) are always available. Click HERE to watch a video on how to find and read them!


*Available through student's CLEVER dashboard

Pebble Go

*Available through student's CLEVER dashboard


Shelver Game

*CLICK on the picture to play*

Play this game to practice how books are shelved in the Fiction and Non-fiction sections of the media center.

Accelerated Reader

You need to be at school to take an AR quiz. Log in through CLEVER. 

Great job reading, Hawks!

Educational Streaming & Movies

Brain Pop

Students should use CLEVER on their Chromebooks to access Brain Pop. Just select the Brain Pop app. This gives access to Brain Pop and Brain Pop, Jr. Their username and password is saved for them in CLEVER.

Principals' Reading Challenge

Video: Reading Dragons Children's Book Awards

Take Care of Those Books, Please!

Video: Pigeon Checks Out Library Books!

Welcome to the Media Center!

Video: Helpful Reminders



About Mrs. Hardison

My husband, Barry, and I are proud to call Pickens County our home. Our daughter, Hannah, is a junior at Georgia Southern University and our son, Reagan, is a senior at Pickens High School. As a family, we are active in our church, enjoy running, and like to visit the beach as often as possible. Of course, my favorite pastime is reading a good book!

Being a part of the inaugural teaching staff at Hill City Elementary has been my honor. I have taught grades first through fourth and in 2005 was selected as Hill City's Teacher of the Year. In 2015, I became the Media Specialist and  I am THRILLED to serve in that position again this school year.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, College of Business, East Lansing, MI
  • Master of Education, Georgia State University, College of Education, Atlanta, GA
  • Education Specialist, Piedmont University, Demorest, GA
  • School Library Media Non-degree Certification, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA