Virtual Media Center - Continuity of Learning
Media Center Staff
Mrs. Jackie Suzich, Media Specialist, email: Jacqueline_H_Suzich@mcpsmd.org
Mrs. Alma Paul, Media Assistant, email: Alma_L_Paull@mcpsmd.org
Media Center Google Classroom - Stay Up To Date During School Closure!
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Join the Media Center Google Classroom for the most up-to-date information and resources during the Spring 2020 school closure, including Zoom links for Lunch with the Librarian in the Virtual Media Center. All of the information on this page and a lot more can be found in the Google Classroom.
Direct link to Online Resources list and passwords:
You will need to be logged in to your mcps.net (Google) account to access the above linked document.
Destiny Library Catalog, including ebooks and audiobooks.
Go to the Destiny Catalog to look for print and electronic materials in our collection. Click on "Destiny Discover" in the left column for a more user-friendly interface. Students must login with their ID number and password to see their current checkouts, due dates, fines, and holds. Logging in also provides access to more "Learning Links" in Destiny Discover.
The link to our ONLINE RESOURCES is also at the bottom of the Destiny Home page. Users must have an MCPS Google account to access the online resources and passwords. All students have an MCPS Google account.
Destiny Electronic Catalog Click this link to access the "classic" Destiny site.
Click the icon below to access a more user-friendly interface, Destiny Discover, which includes collections and sections with Learning Links, ebooks, and books organized by topic in an easy-to-navigate format. MCPS users should log in to see all of the Learning Links and information which does not appear unless you are logged in.
New Free e-books and resources from MackinVIA!
There are more than 8,000 of free simultaneous use ebooks available during school closures. Click on the MackinVIA icon and login with your Follett Destiny (MCPS) username and password. You can search by many different features, including author, subject, topic, genre, interest grade level, reading grade level and more.
Media Center Mission
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information. The media center provides resources for students and staff to find information for curricular research as well as for pleasure reading. The media center program fosters a lifelong love of reading and learning in the entire school community, and encourages students and staff to be critical thinkers and responsible users of information and technology.
Digital Citizenship Information
Parents and students can find more information about being a good digital citizen, staying safe online, and recommendations for age-appropriate books, movies, and digital resources at Common Sense Media's website: Common Sense Media.
MCPS uses Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship lessons to teach students about digital citizenship.
Montgomery County Public Libraries Websites for Kids and Teens
Book and Media Center Suggestions, Questions, Comments
If you have suggestions of new books to add to the media center collection, or any other ideas, suggestions, or questions for the media center, you may fill out this Google form:
You many post Book Suggestions on the Padlet wall below by clicking on the + sign in the pink circle (posts are moderated, so they won't show up immediately):
Visiting the Media Center when school is open:
- Hours: School days 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for reading, research, study, and book selection
- The Media Center is open to our students, staff and parents.
- The Media Center supports the instructional program at Argyle Middle School by providing formal instruction to students on how to access, evaluate, and use a wide range of highly reliable print and electronic resources. The Media Center also contains an inviting selection of recreational reading materials to appeal to all tastes and reading abilities.
- Lunch passes are available from the Cafeteria at all lunches. Lunch should be eaten in the cafeteria before coming to the Media Center. No passes are needed after school.
- Checking out books: Students may have up to 3 books checked out at a time. Books circulate for 2 weeks, but may be renewed. Students with overdue books cannot check out additional books until the overdue ones are returned or renewed. Overdue notices are distributed during first period.
- Computers: Argyle and MCPS guidelines for computer use must be observed. Guidelines are listed in the Student Handbook.
- Suggestions: We welcome them! Let a media staff member know what books or magazines you would like to see in the Media Center, or can write your suggestions in the suggestion book at the Circulation Desk, or add them to the Padlet Suggestion Wall on this page.
- We hope you will visit often and ask for assistance if you need help finding a good book, or locating something you found in the Destiny catalog. We are here to help you!