Media Center

Media Specialist- Valerie Boyd Media Assistant- Kalyn Johnson


Students are greeted warmly when visiting the media center. They are encouraged to use the media center whenever possible. Every day is library day! 

Mission Statement

To serve all patrons by promoting information literacy, lifelong learning skills, and a love of reading.

Summer Reading Program/ Maryland Public Libraries!  Visit

DESTINY ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG:  Parents and students can view the library media collection from home or school!  Check out our new ebook collection!  Read a book from any computer, tablet or phone.

Black-Eyed Susan Reading Program

Our students participate in the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Reading Program by listening to the nominated books, which are read aloud by Mrs. Boyd at various times during media visits.  The Black-Eyed Susan Award is named for the State Flower of Maryland and has been given in several categories every year since 1992. The purpose of this award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging student to read quality, contemporary literature. The picture book nominees are listed below. When students read 8 of the titles, they can vote for their favorite. These votes are tallied statewide to determine the winner. Authors, illustrators, and publishers recognize this award as an honor bestowed by Maryland students.

Black-eyed Susan Picture Book Nominees for 2019-2020 

Picture Books

Ben-Barak, Idan – Do Not Lick This Book: *It’s Full of Germs
de la Pena, Matt – Carmela Full of Wishes
Doerrfeld, Cori – The Rabbit Listened
Fogliano, Julie – A House That Once Was
Higgins, Ryan T – We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!
Kerascoet – I Walk with Vanessa: a Story About a Simple Act of Kindness
Le, Minh – Drawn Together
Lilly, Elizabeth – Geraldine
Messner, Kate – The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs
Montgomery, Sy – Inky’s Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home
Pimentel, Annette Bay – Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon
Rex, Adam – Are You Scared, Darth Vader?
Wade Stef – A Place for Pluto
Wallace, Sandra Neil – Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
Woodson, Jacqueline – The Day You Begin

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Who will be the 2019-2020 winner for the state of Maryland?  Voting takes place in the spring of 2020.  The students of Maryland will decide. 


Our students use the AGOPPE Model for their research projects.

A - Ask Questions

G - Gather Information

O - Organize Information

P - Prepare Information

P - Present Information

E - Evaluate

Useful Links 

Literacy Center

Montgomery County Public Library

Online Services