Media Center

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." ~ Maya Angelou

Cedar Grove Media Center has an open book exchange policy. Students may exchange books every day during the instructional day with teacher permission.


Staff

MrsHirschhorn
Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

MrsWilson
Mrs. Wilson, Media Assistant

>Program Philosophy

The MCPS School Library Media Program provides access to ideas, information, and learning opportunities that enable each student to function effectively in an information-based society. In the media center, we teach the following MSDE Information Literacy Standards to address the needs of our 21st century learners:

  • Define and Refine Problem or Question: Students will be able to follow an inquiry process to define a problem, formulate questions, and refine either or both to meet a personal and/or assigned information need. 

  • Locate and Evaluate Resources and Sources: Students will be able to follow an inquiry process to identify, locate, evaluate, and select resources and sources in a wide variety of formats to meet the information need in an ethical manner. 

  • Find, Generate, Record, and Organize Data/Information: Students will be able to follow an inquiry process to find, generate, record, and organize information relevant to the information need in an ethical manner. 

  • Interpret Recorded Data/Information: Students will be able to follow an inquiry process to interpret recorded data/information to create new understandings and knowledge related to the information need in an ethical manner.

  • Share Findings/Conclusions: Students will be able to follow an inquiry process to share findings/conclusions in an appropriate format to support written, oral, and multimedia information products and evaluate the products and the processes in an ethical manner. 

  • Appreciate Literature and Life-long Learning: Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of literature and multimedia as a reflection of human experience and use the inquiry process for life-long learning. 

The media program at Cedar Grove provides direct instruction to students in order to meet these standards. We integrate with your child's classroom content and collaborate with your child's teacher to help your child master the information literacy indicators in a meaningful manner.  

To further support our program, we have open circulation during the instructional day. Students in grades 1 through 5 may come to the media center to exchange books at any time with the teacher's permission.