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 2019-2020 

    Picture Books

    Ben-Barak, Idan – Do Not Lick This Book: *It’s Full of Germs
    de la Pena, Matt – Carmela Full of Wishes
    Doerrfeld, Cori – The Rabbit Listened
    Fogliano, Julie – A House That Once Was
    Higgins, Ryan T – We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!
    Kerascoet – I Walk with Vanessa: a Story About a Simple Act of Kindness
    Le, Minh – Drawn Together
    Lilly, Elizabeth – Geraldine
    Messner, Kate – The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs
    Montgomery, Sy – Inky’s Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home
    Pimentel, Annette Bay – Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
    Rex, Adam – Are You Scared, Darth Vader?
    Wade Stef – A Place for Pluto
    Wallace, Sandra Neil – Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
    Woodson, Jacqueline – The Day You Begin


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Who will be the 2019-2020 winner for the state of Maryland?  Voting takes place in the spring of 2020.  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

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