Picture of Mrs. Hinkle holding a Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls book by Dad Pilkey


Mrs. Hinkle, Librarian

Welcome to Buckland Mills Library! My name is Mrs. Hinkle.  I have worked for Prince William County Schools for the past 20 years. Before that I worked in New Jersey, were I grew up, then Maryland for a few years, making this my 28th year in education.  I received my Bachelors of Arts from Georgian Court University in New Jersey where I dual majored in Education and History.  I received a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an Administrative Certificate from McDaniel College in Maryland.  In 2008, I achieved National Board Certification in Literacy-Language Arts: Early/Middle Childhood.  In 2017, I received a Masters of Education in Librarianship from Longwood University.  

I have called Buckland Mills home since it 2006, where I have taught both 4th and 5th grades, before becoming the librarian.  Both my sons attended Buckland Mills Elementary School.  My oldest  just started his freshman year at West Virginia University. While my youngest son will begin his virtual freshman year at Patriot High School before moving onto Gainesville High School.. 

This will be my fourth year in the Library! It's the best job in the whole school because I get to encourage all students to become readers. 

I look forward to helping all our Wildcats find their favorite book!


Picture of Mrs. Cleveland-Hirsch with books


Mrs. Cleveland-Hirsch, Assistant

My name is Mrs. Cleveland-Hirsch and I love school!  I have worked in education for many years. I have enjoyed working in a variety of school settings that have included working with students of all grade levels including students learning English, teaching overseas in Japan,  as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Belize, a summer program in Cambridge, England and in an all-girls boarding school in Virginia. When I am not in the school library, you will often find me helping in the BMES main office or taking pictures for the school yearbook. 

I have worked at Buckland Mills for five years, but have been a part of wildcat community for nine years.  This is my third year working with Mrs. Hinkle in the library as the Library Media Assistant and before that I spent two years as a substitute teacher.  My son attended Buckland Mills and is now an eighth graders at Reagan Middle School.  I grew up in upstate New York where I went to college at SUNY Geneseo where I earned a BA in education and history.  After working overseas, I moved to Virginia and earned an MA degree in history from George Mason. 

I love to travel and have visited over 20 countries. Everyone in my family loves reading and I love reading stories about people (biographies and autobiographies) and history (non-fiction and historical fiction). I also like reading many of the books in our library - Froggy books, Elephant and Piggy and Mercy Watson are some of our family favorites and I look forward to showing you where you can find your favorite books in the library.

We have a lot of great books in our school library and I look forward to helping you check out your books and showing what is new. Reading takes you places!

Daily Schedule for the Library

9:00- 9:30 Office Hours

Days 1 to 4 Live Lessons with Kindergarten only

Days 5 to 8 Live Lessons with all grade levels.

Please feel free to email me with any questions : Mrs. Hinkle