Flora M. Singer ES Media Center 


Media Center Staff

Media Specialist: Ms. Allé Gordon  

Media Assistant: Mrs. Lauren Whitney

 Media Staff

Media Center Information

Phone: 240-740-0330

Regular Library hours: 9:00 AM-3:45 PM

Open Library for Students: 9:00-9:15 AM Daily

Students may visit the media center before school during Open Library or anytime during the school day with permission from the classroom teacher.

We encourage children to visit often!

Media Center Mission and Vision: 

Our mission is to provide students and staff with access to books, technology, ideas, information, and other learning opportunities.

We strive to instill a love of learning and literature, facilitate access to information, and help media center patrons become effective users of information.

We will do this by:

  • Acquiring, promoting, and sharing high-quality books and literature
  • Managing and teaching about ways to access information
  • Embedding and integrating the information literacy standards with the classroom curriculum to teach information literacy at all grade levels

Circulation Guidelines:  

Books are due 2 weeks from the day they are checked out. Students may renew books if they have not finished reading their books by the due date. Students are encouraged to bring back their books as soon as they are finished reading them so that others may enjoy them. No fines will be incurred for overdue books, but students are responsible for paying for lost or books damaged beyond repair.

Playaways and CDs may be checked out by Grade 3-5 students with signed parent permission.

Search Our Catalog

Destiny is our online catalog. Search it 24 hours a day, 7 days week!

Locate Flora M. Singer Elementary in the list to search our school's media center collection from home or anywhere!

Login to Destiny to create lists, review books, and view items on your account.

We also have collections of eBooks! You can read these on your computer or tablet and some of them will even read to you! 

Parent Hours in the Media Center EVERY DAY!!

The Flora M. Singer Media Center is excited to provide parent accounts for parents to borrow items from the media center to enjoy with their children. 

Who: All parents and guardians of Flora M. Singer Elementary Students 

When: EVERY DAY from 9:00-3:45 

Where to enter: Parents should enter the school via the main office and sign in to get a visitor badge. 

How: Parents must complete an application, available from the media center, and return it to Ms. Gordon or Mrs Whitney to receive a parent account. 

What: The Media center has over 11,000 items for circulation. Parents may borrow 5 items at a time. The collection includes: 

  • Picture Books, Fiction Chapter books, and Nonfiction books 
  • Spanish and Bilingual books 
  • Emergent or Beginning Reader books 
  • Audio books on CD and Playaway 

Additional Information:  

Parent Letter  English Spanish

Parent Account Application English   Spanish

Online Resources

Flora Singer has many resources available for students to use for research. Each online resource can be accessed in school or at home by clicking on the images below. If you need the username and password, or would like to know more about a resource, click here: Home Use Passwords. You will need to be logged into your google account to see the passwords.

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