Welcome to the Fairland Media Center
Miss Adell Thomas- Media Specialist
Mrs. Dee Wallace- Media Assistant
The mission of Fairland Elementary School Media Center/Library is to inspire all children to be lifelong readers. We will encourage students to become lifelong learners of information literacy-the ability to find, locate, and access information.
Check out Destiny, Fairland's Media Center library Catalog.
Media Center Policies & Reminders
Book check out Policies
Due to the A/B week schedule, students will come to media every other week and will be able to exchange their media books at that time. Students are also welcome and encouraged to visit the media center on the A week schedule in the morning.
A week Tuesday mornings from 9:10-9:30 3rd grade
A week Wednesday mornings from 9:10-9:30 4th grade
A week Thursday mornings from 9:10-9:30 5th grade
**Please return books on time
** Students with overdue books will not be able to check out books until they have cleared their library record. Books have a two week check out period.
Oops, lost a book?
Should you receive a reminder notice, it is NOT a bill. We would much rather have the book back than have to replace it. Before paying for a lost book, please help look everywhere - the classroom, the car, under the bed and in closets!
You may not check out more books until you return your overdue book, or pay the replacement cost.
Stay Safe on the Computer
It's very important to monitor our children when they are using the Internet. Here are some rules that children should be aware of when using the computer. There are many useful websites on the subject of safety. Take a look at the links below!
Book Award Program
The purpose of the Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Book Award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. For more information about the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, visit the Maryland Association of School Librarians' web site .
During the school year, students must read a certain number of Black-Eyed Susan books in order to vote on the best BES book for the year. When the required number of books have been read (8 in the Picture Book category or 3 Grade 4-6 Books), the student will cast one vote for the book he or she considers to be the most outstanding in that category. Votes from across the state are tallied by the BES Committee to determine the winners. The winning authors and/or illustrators receive a pewter plate engraved with the year and the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award logo. Authors, illustrators and publishers recognize the award as an honor bestowed by Maryland students.
Picture books: Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall
Grades 4-6: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6: El Deafo by CeCe Bell
Montgomery County has purchased a number of online resources. They are wonderful tools for student research both at school and home. You will need to contact the Media Center to receive the appropriate passwords. Click here to see these resources.
Search Engines for Kids
Language Arts Website
Social Studies Websites