Media Center

Media Specialist- Valerie Boyd Media Assistant- Jill Doll


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.

Summer Reading Program/ Maryland Public Libraries!  Visit

DESTINY ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG:  Parents and students can view the library media collection from home or school!  Check out our 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 2023-2024 


All the Way to the Top:  How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimental, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

Everywhere with You by Carlie Sorosiak, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

Finding Fire by Logan S. Kline

Home by Tonya Lippert, illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier

Listen to the Language of Trees:  A Story of How Forests Communicate Underground by Tera Kelly, illustrated by Marie Hermansson

Listen:  How Evelyn Glennie, A Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste, illustrated by Amber Ren

Lunch from Home by Joshua David Stein, illustrated by Jing Li

My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien

Nachos Nachos:  The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel, illustrated by Oliver Dominguez

The Floating Field:  How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley, illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien

The Pig War:  How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Bland Smith, illustrated by Alison Jay

There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers

XO, Exoplanet by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Jorge Lacera

Picture Books

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with  Disabilities Changed Everything (Inspiring Activism and Diversity Book  About Children with Special Needs): Bay Pimentel, Annette, Ali, Nabi,  Keelan-Chaffins,




Beautifully Me: Noor, Nabela, Ali, Nabi H.: 9781534485877: Books

Everywhere with You by Carlie Sorosiak: 9781536214970 | Books




Finding Fire: Kline, Logan S., Kline, Logan S.: 9781536213027:  Books

Home: Lippert PhD, Tonya, Stegmaier, Andrea: 9781433836862:  Books



Listen to the Language of the Trees: A story of how forests communicate  underground: Kelley, Tera, Hermansson, Marie: 9781728232164:  Books Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion:  9780593109694: Stocker, Shannon, Holzwarth, Devon: Books 



Looking for a Jumbie: Baptiste, Tracey, Ren, Amber: 9780062970817: Books 




Lunch from Home: Stein, Joshua David, Li, Jing, Russ Federman, Niki,  Garcia, Ray, Mistry, Preeti, Park, Mina: 9780593384459: Books



My First Day: Quang, Phùng Nguyên, Kim Liên, Huynh: 9780593306260: Books



Nacho's Nachos: The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack: Nickel,  Sandra, Dominguez;Oliver, Dominguez;Oliver: 9781620143698: Books 




The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field:  Riley, Scott, Lien, Kim, Quang, Nguyen: 9781541579156: Books


The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share:  Smith, Emma Bland, Jay, Alison: 9781684371716: Books


There's a Ghost In This House: Jeffers, Oliver: 9780593466186:  Books


XO, Exoplanet: Underwood, Deborah, Lacera, Jorge: 9780759557437: Books 




Who will be the 2023-2024 winner for the state of Maryland?  Voting takes place in the spring of 2024.  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

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