Media Center

Library Staff

  • Mrs. Jeanette Marin, Media Specialist
  • Mrs. Jennifer Sarmiento, Media Assistant

Library Hours and Phone Number

Monday - Friday
9:15 A.M. - 3:25 P.M.


Library Checkouts

Library CheckoutsStudents visit the library for book exchange once each week with their class. Students may make additional visits to the library with the permission of their teacher between 9:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. as needed.

Kindergarten and 1st grade students may check out 1 book at a time.

2nd - 5th graders may check out 2 books at a time.

All materials are due one week from the date they are checked out. Books may be renewed multiple times as long as other students do not have them on hold.

Library Instruction

At Candlewood, library instruction is scheduled flexibly. This means that students do not have a set time each week when they come to the library. Instead, they come to the library to work on research projects every day for an entire week about twice a quarter. They also have literature lessons a few times a quarter when they come to the library to listen to a story or hear book talks about books they might like to read.

Library Links

  • DestinyDestiny
    Search the library catalog, view your account, and more!
  • MCPS DatabaseMCPS Databases
    Online encyclopedia, newspaper, and magazine articles. You’ll need a password from Mrs. Marin.
  • TumbleBooksTumblebooks
    Enjoy animated, talking picture books.
  • BES NomineesBES Nominees
    Access the current list of BES nominees.
    Reserve books online or use databases to research a topic.          
  • Ask Us NowAsk Us Now
    Have a question you'd like to ask a librarian? Click below for a real-time chat session for homework help or research!

Black-eyed Susan Program


BES is a children's choice award for the state of Maryland. The BES Award honors outstanding picture books and chapter books – each year 15 picture books and 10 chapter books are nominated. Students in the state of Maryland vote for the winning book in each category – that is what makes this Award program so exciting!

Learn more about the Black-eyed Susan Program


Special Occasion Book Club


Help raise money to buy new books for the media center and celebrate a special occasion at the same time. For a donation of only $10.00 your child can choose a new book for the media center collection.

Special Occasion Book Club Form



Book Recommendation Form


Complete this form to recommend a book for the Candlewood Media Center.