Flora M. Singer ES Media Center 

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Media Center Staff

Media Specialist: Mrs. Cassandra Heifetz 

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Media Assistant: Mrs. Lauren Whitney 

Media Center Information

Hours: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Phone: 301-649-8000

Regular Library hours: 8:45 AM-3:30 PM

Open Library for Students: 8:45-9:10 AM Daily

Students may visit the media center before school during Open Library or anytime during the school day with permission from the classroom teacher.

We encourage children to visit often!

Parent Hours in the Media Center EVERY DAY!!

The Flora M. Singer Media Center is excited to provide parent accounts for parents to borrow items from the media center to enjoy with their children.  


Who: All parents and guardians of Flora M. Singer Elementary Students 

When: EVERY DAY from 8:45-3:30 beginning October 1, 2014 

Where to enter: Parents should enter the school via the main office and sign in to get a visitor badge. 

How: Parents must complete an application (available below or from the media center) and return it to Mrs. Heifetz, Media Specialist, to receive a parent account. 

What: The Media center has over 16,000 items for circulation. Parents may borrow 3 items at a time. The collection includes: 

  • Picture Books, Fiction Chapter books, and Nonfiction books 
  • Spanish and Bilingual books 
  • Emergent or Beginning Reader books 
  • Family Literacy kits (2 books with activities to do with your child) 
  • Audio books on CD and Playaway 
  • Educational DVDs 


Additional Information:   

Parent Letter  English Spanish 

Parent Account Application English   Spanish 


Mission and Vision: 

Our mission is to provide students and staff with access to books, technology, ideas, information, and other learning opportunities.

We strive to instill a love of learning and literature, facilitate access to information, and help media center patrons become effective users of information.

We will do this by:

  • Acquiring, promoting, and sharing high-quality books and literature
  • Managing and teaching about ways to access information
  • Embedding and integrating the information literacy standards with the classroom curriculum to teach information literacy at all grade levels


Circulation Guidelines:  

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 are allowed to check out 1 book.
  • Grade 2 is allowed to check out 2 books.
  • Grades 3 and 4 are allowed to check out 3 books.

Magazines and graphic novels may be checked out one at a time by students in grades 2-5.

Playaways and CDs may be checked out by Grade 4 students with signed parent permission.

Books are due two weeks from the day they are checked out. Students may renew books if they have not finished reading their books by the due date. Students are encouraged to bring back their books as soon as they are finished reading them so that others may enjoy them. No fines will be incurred for overdue books, but students are responsible for paying for lost or books damaged beyond repair.

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Locate Flora M. Singer Elementary in the list to search our school's media center collection from home or anywhere!

Learning Links and Online Resources


We now have three very exciting collections of nonfiction eBooks! You can read these on your computer or tablet and some of them will even read to you! You will need the username and password for each collection to access the books. Online services and ebook passwords were sent home with students. Contact the media center for another copy of the passwords.

Rosen Digital eBooks 

Rourke eBooks 

Capstone E-Library eBooks 


Flora M. Singer Commonly Used Online Resources 

Passwords available from the media center

All MCPS Online Services

Passwords available from the media center

Montomery County Public Library KidsSite

You may need a public library card to access some items

Kid Friendly Search Engines

No passwords needed

Educational Websites  

No passwords needed 


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