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