Flower Hill Media Center
Media Center Hours
The Flower Hill Media Center is open for book exchange from 8:45 am until 3:30 pm.
In addition to their scheduled Media Class, students may visit the Media Center with their teachers' permission at any time during the school day using a Media Center pass.
Ms. Melissa McDonald, School Library Media Specialist, 301-840-7161
Mrs. Suman Sharma, School Library Media Assistant
Media Center Newsletters:
| September 2017
|| October 2017
|| November 2017
|| December 2017
|| January 2018
Media Center Vision Statement
Our media center's community of learners will ask questions, seek answers, share knowledge, and practice effective and ethical use of information as good digital citizens in a global society.
Media Center Mission Statement
Come on in! We'll read for pleasure, research ideas, use technology and have fun while learning. All students will have the opportunity to grow in knowledge and independence using a wide variety of resources to become life-long 21st Century learners.
How many books
may I check out?
How long may
I keep my books?
||one (1) week
|1st & 2nd
||two (2) weeks
|3rd, 4th, & 5th
Virtual Tour of our Library
Destiny(online library catalog)
Click on the link above to access Destiny, our
web-based library catalog. Scroll down and
click on Flower Hill to access our Home Page. Search the catalog to see if your
favorite books are available. Use the On-line Resources for homework, research or
just good reading fun!
The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is an award given every year since 1992 by the state of Maryland. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given each year since 1992 to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. Visit the website for the Maryland Association of School Librarians for more information about the awards.
Let's Get Graphic!
Do you have questions about graphic novels? Come in to speak with Ms. McDonald, and check out these great resources:
Meet Ms. McDonald - The Creative Librarian!
Ms. McDonald earned her Master of Library degree at University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (Maryland's iSchool) in December 2012. She specialized in School Library Media, and added Information for Diverse Populations when she realized that she hoped to work in a school with underserved populations. Ms. McDonald is the mother of four wonderful children, ages 13-21, a dog, two cats, a turtle, and a gerbil.
As a school library media specialist, Melissa looks forward to a fruitful career helping students reach their goals through 21st Century information literacy, technology, and nurturing their love of reading. Everyday she lives, works, and breathes the five roles of the school librarian – teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, program administrator, and leader. Follow her blog - The Creative Librarian (Adventures in School Librarianship) - by clicking here.