Media Center

The Library Media Program strives to create a collaborative learning environment that operates as the hub of the school. We support the curriculum, promote reading and the appreciation of literature and teach the information literacy skills necessary to be responsible and effective users of ideas and information thus empowering all stakeholders in our school community to be enthusiastic and confident lifelong learners.

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Everybody Books

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Check Out Desk

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Fiction Section

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Series Section


Media Center Staff

To contact media staff either call the school: (301) 840-7136 or email us:

Jennifer Nicholson

Mrs. Nicholson, Media Specialist
Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org 

Mrs Cheung

Mrs. Cheung, Media Assistant
Cheryl_C_Cheung@mcpsmd.org 


Borrowing Materials

Students

The media center is open to students at any time during the school day with a pass from their teacher. No more than four students from each class may come at one time. Students are given specific instructions from their classroom teacher (check out a book, use the computers, research a topic, etc.) and are given a time limit.

Books may be checked out for two weeks. Students in K-2 may check out 1 book. Students in grade 3-5 may check out 2 books or one book and a magazine at a time. Students may renew books as needed. Books may be returned at any time before the due date and students may borrow another book.

Parents

Parents please come visit us and check out books!  Books are due back in two weeks and may be sent back with your child.  We are open every day from at least 7:30 until 4.  Remember to check in at the office before coming to the media center.  We are also open for checkout during PTA meetings.

Teachers

Teachers may borrow books, CD's, videos, kits, etc. Teachers do not have a time limit on how long materials borrowed may be kept. However, teachers are encouraged to return materials in a timely manner so that other teachers and students have access to those materials. A list of materials each teacher has checked out will be placed in individual boxes at the end of each marking period to help keep track of what materials have been checked out.


More about the Media Center

TumbleBooks 


Research

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper  Evaluating Web Sites 
Fact Monster  Kid Info: For Young Children 
Kid Info: For Students  MCPS Homework Resources and Online Databases 

Search Engines 

ALA's Cool Sites for Kids  Ask for Kids 
Awesome Library for Kids  IPL Kidspace 
Kids Click!  Kids Konnect 

Library Links

Montgomery County Public Library 
Catalog  Search for materials using the online catalog
KidSite  Visit collection links for children
Homework Helpers and Databases  Free access to subscription services
(with Montgomery County Public Library card)

Library of Congress 
Search the Catalog  Read.gov: Reading Resources for Kids 
America's Story for Kids  American Memory 
Exhibitions  Today in History 

Copyright

CyberBee  Copyright Kids 
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright 

Dewey Decimal System

Can you do the Dewey?  Do We Really Know Dewey? 
How to Use the Dewey Decimal System  Kid's Guide to the Dewey Decimal System 
MiKids.com: Dewey Decimal Classification System 

Reading Corner

Book Awards 
Black Eyed Susan  Caldecott 
Coretta Scott King  Newbery 
Author and Illustrator Websites 
Children's Authors & Illustrators from ALA 
Children's Literature Web Guide 
Book Lists and Reviews ~ Reading Incentives and Activities 
Book Adventure  Book Hive 
Carol Hurst: Children's Book Reviews  Children's Literature Web Guide 
Dr. Seuss' Seussville  International Reading Association 
Kids Bookshelf  Kids Reads 
New York Public Library for Kids  ReadKiddoRead.com 
Reading is Fundamental  RIF Kids - Reading Planet 
Scholastic: The Stacks for Kids  Starfall 
Reading Rockets  Read Write Think 
Online Stories 
BAB Books  Bedtime Story 
BookPALS Storyline Online  Clifford Interactive Storybooks 
Goodnight Stories  The Reading Room 
Story Place 
PBS Kids 
Arthur  Berenstain Bears 
Clifford  Curious George 
Read Between the Lions  Reading Rainbow 
SesameStreet.org  Sesame Street 
Clip Art for Kids 
Awesome Clipart for Kids  Classroom Clip Art 
Discovery Education  DK Clip Art 
Pics 4 Learning