Media Center

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Digital Citizenship Blog for Parents


Sora is our shared collection of digital books, both print and audio.  The collection is shared across the district.  Students log in with their school username and password.  




  Mrs. Kinhart                                                     Mrs. McMahon

   Stacie Kinhart, media specialist                                                  Sherri McMahon, media assistant


Media Center Mission Statement

We, the Media Team, as Instructional Partners, Information Specialists, Teachers, and Program Administrators will enable students to find information, evaluate information, appreciate information, use information, communicate information, use information ethically, transfer information to new situations, and choose reading as a lifelong activity. We will do this through collaboration, professional development, direct instruction, and the institution of programs and attitudes that support a love of reading and meet student/staff information and technology needs.  



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Media Center Hours

The Burtonsville Media Center is open to students from 9:20 AM to 4:00 PM. Students may come in before the start of school, after checking in with their homeroom teachers, to borrow and return books. Students may visit at any other times during the day with teacher permission.  Our Media Center has an A Week/B Week Schedule. Students have scheduled checkout time on A Weeks and work on curricular projects and Information Literacy objectives on B Weeks.

Book Circulation Guidelines

  • Books are checked out to students for 2 weeks at a time
  • Books may be returned before the due date
  • Students with overdue materials on their account will not be allowed to borrow any books until their obligations have been met
  • Books that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for before the student may borrow another item    
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Checkout Quantities by Grade Level

  • Grades K-1
    1 book at a time
  • Grade 2
    Up to 2 books
  • Grade 3-5
    Up to 2 books, or 1 book and 1 magazine at a time
  • High Demand Items
    Students may check out one graphic novel at a time

What to Read

Here are some links to sites that you can use to find good books to read!


Parent Links