Media Center

Media Specialist: Mrs. Sabrina Altman  
Media Assistant: Mrs. Suzanne Shorts  
Media Center Handbook


Media Center Vision: Our media center strives to be a safe, innovative learning community where all students are effective and ethical users and producers of information, passionate readers of literature, and life-long learners.  

 
 

Online Catalogs  

 

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  Search Destiny Discover to locate
print books held by Monocacy Elementary School.
The classic Destiny catalog can be found here: 
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 myon   Search  myOn  for digital books to read online. 
Username and password required.
Recommended Browser: Google Chrome

myOn Student Quick Guide 
myON Student Tour 
Parent and Family Quick Guide 


Circulation Policy

 ---No fines for overdue books.  

 ---Overdue books must be returned before checking out another one.  

 ---Students may renew books without holds/reserves. 

 ---Students are obligated to pay for lost or damaged books. 

 ---Overdue notices will be sent home once a month. 

 ---Students may check out one each of popular titles like graphic novels and Black-Eyed Susan Award Nominees.

 

Grade Level Circulation Limit Loan Period
K 1 book 1 week
1-2 2 books 2 weeks
3-5 3 books 2 weeks


 Online Resources

Quick Access

Some resources do not require username and password info from within the school and some do. Talk to your teacher or contact the media specialist for more information.

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 ntools  de200  factcite
     
 bs9263  image926 globalref2   

MCPS Subscription Databases Information

Find links to all MCPS online subscription databases here. To access these resources from home, refer to the username/password sheet or contact the media specialist for assistance. 

Other Online Resources

Ask Us Now! let’s you ask an online  librarian questions about research and get help in using websites and online resources.

MCPL A-Z Databases has magazine articles, encyclopedias and eBooks to support your research needs. 

 

 
Search Engines


 Kiddle   duckduckgo
     
 Sweetsearch    kidsclick

 

 


Media Center Links


Book Trailers:

Black-Eyed Susan Nominees 2016-2017 - a Livebinder with information about all nominees across categories, a few entries include book trailer videos.

Book Trailers for Readers - features a collection of student produced book trailers.  

Scholastic Book Trailers - feature a few book trailers produced by the publisher, Scholastic. 

 

Coding

Code.org - website offers introductory information about learning to code. 

Code.org/Minecraft - learn the fundamentals of coding with Minecraft. 

Scratch - use Scratch to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Tynker: Hour of Code - learn basic coding with visual code blocks.  

 

Common Sense Education - find information and resources for educators, families, and advocates on how to empower kids in a digital environment.

 

Copyright and Creative Commons

Copyright Kids - introduction to copyright, including a definition copyright, FAQ section, and how to write for permission to use someone's work.

Creative Commons - alternative creative license. 

MCPS Copyright & Fair Use Webpage - district information for staff and students.


 Chromebooks 

 Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: Chromebooks in the Classroom


Dewey Order 

Mrs. Lodge's Library: Shelver Game - practice putting "books" in the right call # order.  

 

Digital Citizenship Videos 

Video: Copyright and Fair Use by Common Sense Education

Video: Pause & Think Online! by Common Sense Education 


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