Welcome to the Media Center 

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Staff

Media Specialist: Diane Koehnlein Diane_E_Koehnlein@mcpsmd.org 

Media Assistant: Matt Schwarzenberg Matthew_R_Schwarzenberg@mcpsmd.org 

Weekly Class Schedules

Week A Class Schedules

Week B Class Schedules

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to become independent problem-solvers, life-long learners, and life-long readers. The mission of Clearspring Elementary School’s Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are able to effectively access, evaluate, and use ideas and information.

Circulation

Grade Level Circulation Limit Loan Period
Kindergarten 1 book 2 weeks
First 1 book 2 weeks
Second 2 books 2 weeks
Third 3 books 2 weeks
Fourth 3 books 2 weeks
Fifth 3 books 2 weeks

Online Resources

Log onto Destiny and search Clearspring's library catalog. Click here https://destiny.mcpsmd.org/  

 

We offer excellent online resources that are accessible both at school or from your home computer

URL's for Online Services 

Click here for online encyclopedias and databases purchased centrally by MCPS 

Black-Eyed Susan Award

 What is the Black-Eyed Susan Award?

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Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given in several categories. The purpose of this award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. The books selected to be placed on lists for each category are expected to broaden the human experience and provide accurate factual information. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award honors outstanding books, chosen annually by Maryland students. Committees of school library media specialist and other interested persons meet over the course of a year to determine which books will go on the lists. Anyone is invited to suggest titles. The Black-Eyed Susan Books may be fiction or nonfiction. The books must have a copyright date of the current year or one of the preceding three years. Each title selected will have received positive reviews from appropriate professional journals.Members of the committee will read and discuss the submitted books and choose the best books to be placed on the list. When the required number of books have been read, each student will cast one vote for the book he or she considers to be the most outstanding in each category. Votes from across the state are sent in to the Black-Eyed Susan committees and tallied to determine the winners.This year 15 picture books and 10 chapter books are nominated for consideration. There is also a new category for our 4th and 5th graders: graphic novels!Students help select the winning books in each category by voting for their favorite book. In order to vote, students must read or listen to at least 8 of the 15 nominated picture books and/or at least of the Participation in reading programs such as the Black Eyed Susan Award program provide students with the opportunity to strengthen their reading skills while developing the positive life-long habit of reading for pleasure.

 

Follow this link to see this year's Black-Eyed Susan Nominees:

Picture books

Grades 4-6 

Graphic Novels