Media Center        


The school library media program at Oak View ES is an integral part of the success of the student community. Students are encouraged to become avid readers, they are taught how to be effective and ethical users of information, and they are inspired to develop a positive attitude toward learning. 


The school library media program at Oak View ES promotes collaborative learning to enhance the curriculum. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to use resources that enable them to increase their information literacy skills necessary for full participation in 21st century society.  These resources include: fiction books, reference materials, nonfiction books, subscription databases and other computer-based technology. 


About the Media Center                 

Welcome to the Oak View Elementary School Media Center.  The Media Center serves over 400 students in grades 3 through 5, as well as all staff at Oak View ES.  The Media Center is home to over 9,000 books, as well as audio books, educational DVDs, magazines and reference materials.  The Media Center is a classroom where all students are encouraged and prepared to become life-long learners by practicing the skills necessary to help them explore ideas, frame questions, solve problems, and satisfy their own curiosity.    


Patrons' Catalog

The Patrons' Catalog is the catalog of all books and materials available in the Media Center.  Students and parents can view the patrons' catalog from home.  In order to access the catalog, you must be sure to click on "Oak View".  Students can log in from home to view their library account and see what books they have checked out. 


Click Destiny Icon  to go to the patron's catalog.



Media Specialist-Ms. Kaplan



Hello! My name is Marybeth Kaplan and I am the Media Specialist at Oak View Elementary School. I grew up in Michigan which is the Great Lake State and it is also called the Mitten because of its shape. After high school I went to Hope College in Holland, Michigan and studied Spanish and Political Science. I went to graduate school at the University of Maryland (go terps!) and got a Master’s degree in Library Science so I could be your school librarian/media specialist. When I am not at school I like to play tennis, go on bike rides with my family, walk my dog and of course, read books!






Media Assistant-Mrs. Lautenberger

 MCPS Online Resources  

 The online resources may be accessed from home.  Ask in the media center for passwords.

Policies and Procedures - Third through 5th grade students visit the media center once a week with their homeroom class.  They may check out up to two books at a time.  Books are due 2 weeks after they are checked out.   

Ongoing Programs   

Oak View Elementary School is proud to be part of the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Program. Students participate in this program as part of their library media class instruction. Since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has honored outstanding books chosen annually by Maryland students. The purpose of the program is to promote literacy and life-long reading by encouraging students at all grade levels to read and enjoy quality, contemporary literature.  

The Maryland Association of School Librarians list of nominees may be accessed online.








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