Flower Hill Media Center

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Media Center Hours

The Flower Hill Media Center is open for book exchange from 8:45 am until 3:30 pm

In addition to their scheduled Media Class, students may visit the Media Center with their teachers' permission at any time during the school day using a Media Center pass.

Media Staff

 Ms. Melissa McDonaldSchool Library Media Specialist, 301-840-7161  

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Mrs. Suman Sharma, School Library Media Assistant 


Media Center Newsletters:

2019-2020 Newsletters

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Media Center Vision Statement

Our media center's community of learners will ask questions, seek answers, share knowledge, and practice effective and ethical use of information as good digital citizens in a global society. 

Media Center Mission Statement

Come on in! We'll read for pleasure, research ideas, use technology and have fun while learning. All students will have the opportunity to grow in knowledge and independence using a wide variety of resources to become life-long 21st Century learners.



Book Selection


How many books

may I check out?

How long may

I keep my books?

Kindergarten one (1) one (1) week
1st & 2nd two (2) two (2) weeks
3rd, 4th, & 5th three (3) two (2)weeks

Virtual Tour of our Library



Destiny(online library catalog)

Click on the link above to access Destiny, our web-based library catalog. Scroll down and click on Flower Hill to access our Home Page. Search the catalog to see if your favorite books are available. Use the On-line Resources for homework, research or just good reading fun!


 black-eyed susan book award


The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is an award given every year since 1992 by the state of Maryland. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given each year since 1992 to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. Visit the website for the Maryland Association of School Librarians for more information about the awards.


Black-Eyed Susan Nominees and Winners

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Let's Get Graphic!

Do you have questions about graphic novels? Come in to speak with Ms. McDonald, and check out these great resources: 

Meet Ms. McDonald - The Creative Librarian!

Ms. McDonald earned her Master of Library degree at University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (Maryland's iSchool) in December 2012. She specialized in School Library Media, and added  Information for Diverse Populations when she realized that she hoped to work in a school with underserved populations. Ms. McDonald is the mother of four wonderful children, ages 17-25, and four furry children (a dog and three cats).

As a school library media specialist, Melissa looks forward to a fruitful career helping students reach their goals through 21st Century information literacy, technology, and nurturing their love of reading. Everyday she lives, works, and breathes the five roles of the school librarian – teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, program administrator, and leader. Follow her blog - The Creative Librarian (Adventures in School Librarianship) - by clicking here.