Media Center

Welcome to the Media Center! 

Your access to information at school and at home! 

Media Center Staff 

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Ms. Anderson, Media Specialist  

Ms. Wiggins, Media Assistant 

Media Center Information

Phone: 301-929-4469

Student Hours: 8:40 - 3:20  

Staff Hours: 8:40 - 3:50 

Family Tuesdays: 3:25 - 4:30  

The Media Center is your Destiny!  

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Mission and Goals 

The mission of the Sargent Shriver Elementary Library Media Program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, to promote reading and the appreciation of literature, and to support students in becoming lifelong learners.


  • To plan with teachers for their instructional use of the media center and to implement the Curriculum 2.0 information literacy curriculum
  • To provide appropriate materials and technologies to support the demands of the curriculum and the needs of the students and staff
  • To implement instruction by emphasizing information literacy skills integrated into content areas
  • To schedule the use of the facility, the collection, and staff time for the maximum benefit to the instructional program
  • To organize materials for effective use
  • To keep abreast of changing curricula and developments in technology
  • To provide staff development in the use of technology and its integration into the curriculum
  • To encourage students to develop a love of reading and lifelong learning
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Circulation Policy

  • Loan Period
    The loan period for students is two weeks. Books can be renewed, but they must be present at the time of renewal.
  • Loan Limits
    Students in kindergarten are allowed two books. Students are encouraged to select books that are of interest to them and are an appropriate reading level. Students in grades 1 - 5 may take up to 5 books. Students in all grades are encouraged to visit the media center to exchange books between regularly scheduled class visits.
  • Overdue Books
    Students may only check out books when others have been returned.
  • Book Exchange
    We have an open book exchange. Students can visit the media center anytime they want or need a book as long as they have permission and a pass. Students in Kindergarten are scheduled to visit the media center ever other week for book exchange and a media lesson. All other classes schedule classes in the media center on a flexible schedule. 
  • Lost and Damaged Books
    Minor damages like small tears or pen or pencil marks often can be repaired in the media center. Books beyond repair, or those damaged by food or liquid, can no longer be circulated and a replacement copy must be purchased. In addition a replacement copy must be purchased for lost books. Students are responsible and parents will be notified as to the cost of the replacement copy.

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 Family Tuesdays


Every Wednesday the Sargent Shriver E. S. Media Center is open for families to come and borrow books and read with their children. Ms. Anderson is available to assist with book selection. 

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Online Safety  

Students are expected to be a good digital citizen as they use technology. All students and staff are required to follow the MCPS Regulation for Computer Use IGT-RA. 
  • NetSmartzKids  - a web site with helpful information and games for online safety and digital citizenship.

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