Media Center


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Media Specialist- Valerie Boyd

Media Assistant- Lucia Acin-Andion

Students are greeted warmly when visiting the media center. They are encouraged to use the media center whenever possible. Every day is library day! 

Mission Statement

To serve all patrons by promoting information literacy, lifelong learning skills, and a love of reading.

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DESTINY ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG:  Parents and students can view the library media collection from home or school!  Check out our new ebook collection!  Read a book from any computer, tablet or phone.



Black-Eyed Susan Reading Program

Our students participate in the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Reading Program by listening to the nominated books, which are read aloud by Mrs. Boyd at various times during media visits.  The Black-Eyed Susan Award is named for the State Flower of Maryland and has been given in several categories every year since 1992. The purpose of this award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging student to read quality, contemporary literature. The picture book nominees are listed below. When students read 8 of the titles, they can vote for their favorite. These votes are tallied statewide to determine the winner. Authors, illustrators, and publishers recognize this award as an honor bestowed by Maryland students.

Black-eyed Susan Picture Book Nominees for 2017-2018

    Picture Books


    Picture Books

     Barton, Chris 

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     Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions 




    Campoy, F. Isabel

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     Maybe Something Beautiful


    Ferry, Beth 

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    Land Shark


    Higgins, Ryan

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     Mother Bruce


    Hood, Susan 

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    Ada’s Violin: the Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay


    Levis, Caron 

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    Ida, always



    Levy, Debbie

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    I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark


    Litchfield, David 

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    The Bear and the Piano



    Macy, Sue 

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    Miss Mary Reporting: the True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber


    Nolan, Janet 

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    Seven and a Half Tons of Steel



     Portis, Antoinette 

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    Best Frints in the Whole Universe



    Raczka, Bob

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     Wet Cement: a Mix of Concrete Poems



     Santat, Dan 

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    Are We There Yet?



     Smith, Alex 

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     Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion



    Wenzel, Brendan
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     They All Saw a Cat





Who will be the 2017 winner for the state of Maryland?  Voting takes place in the spring of 2017.  The students of Maryland will decide. 


Our students use the AGOPPE Model for their research projects.

A - Ask Questions

G - Gather Information

O - Organize Information

P - Prepare Information

P - Present Information

E - Evaluate

Useful Links 

Literacy Center

Montgomery County Public Library

Online Services