Media Center

 

 children choosing library books

 

Media Specialist:  Ms. Amy Hunter

 

Media Assistant: Mrs. Margaret Van Brunt

 Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm daily

 

Vision

The Mill Creek Towne Media Center is a place that fosters a love a reading and learning.  This learning environment sparks students' curiosities and encourages students' ambitions to research answers for today's issues, to think critically in a technological world, and to be sophisticated members of their communities.

Mission Statement: "Future Ready Library, Future Ready Students"

The staff of Mill Creek Towne's Media Center implements an instructional program that is positive, intellectually stimulating, and technology oriented.  Students and staff will have access to quality print and electronic educational resources.  Effective instruction and professional development will be provided by the media staff to meet curriculum standards and school wide goals. The media center will offer quality literature that promotes diversity and understanding to help prepare students to be well rounded individuals in a global society.  

We are digital citizens at Mill Creek Towne!

This year students in grades 3-5 will be learning how to use information technology responsibly and safely.  Click the Common Sense link on Mill Creek Towne's homepage to learn more about MCPS's commitment to digital citizenship, and how you can support your child at home.  Check out the Common Sense blogs and be a part of the latest conversations about digital citizenship.

 

  

 

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Morning Open Book Exchange Times

Students are able to exchange books outside of their regular scheduled media time on

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:40- 9:00 A.M.  

Media Classes:

  • All students are scheduled to come to the media center for book exchange once a week.
  • Students are encouraged to come to the Media Center to return, renew, or checkout materials and/or participate in reading or research activities throughout the day with their teacher's permission.

Student Circulation Policy:

  • Books may be checked out to students for a two week period.
  • Students in Kindergarten may check out one book at a time.
  • Students in grades 1-5 may check out two books at a time.
  • All materials may be renewed unless there is great demand and/or a waiting list.
  • Students may sign out and return materials anytime the media center is open.
  • A student may borrow more than the specified number of material when working on a special project with permission from his/her teacher, parents and the media center staff.

Procedures for Overdue/Lost Books:

  • Overdue notices are sent out once a month to homeroom teachers for students to take home.
  • Students are not allowed to check out new materials unless they have returned previously checked out books.
  • There are no fines for late books, but students will be charged for lost materials. Payment for these materials will be returned if the books are later found.
      
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