Brookhaven Elementary School Media Center
About the Media Center - Vision & Mission
Our vision is that the Brookhaven ES Media Center's community of learners will ask questions, seek answers, share knowledge, and practice effective and ethical use of information in a global society.
The mission of the Brookhaven ES Media Center is to encourage our students to ask questions, seek answers, share knowledge, and practice effective and ethical use of information in a global society. Our school is filled with life-long learners - including not only our students, but our staff and our administration - come learn with us!
- StoryLine Online (popular books read by actors)
- Montgomery County Public Libraries Kids' Page
- Guys Read!
- Dewey Decimal Classification System
- Order in the Library
- Shelver Game
- Online Dictionary: Word Central (Merriam-Webster Online Student Dictionary)
- Ms. Kathryn Lee: Media Specialist
- Mrs. Lourdes Colbert: Media Assistant
We want our students to have the best school year ever. We love to read and to help our students find just the right book. The school library media program focuses on reading for both pleasure and information, and includes 21st Century learning skills and working with technology. Digital citizenship is essential in 21st century learning. Please visit the MCPS Cybercivility and CyberSafety page and CommonSense Media for more information.
How to Choose a Book
Think about a subject you enjoy or would like to know more about. Perhaps you would like to read another book by an author you have already enjoyed. Decide whether you want fiction or nonfiction. Use the patron's catalog to locate books (their call numbers). When you find the book, look at the cover and illustrations. Read the inside of the book jacket to learn more about the book. Read a page in the book. Use the five-finger rule to decide if the book is too easy or hard for you. If the book fits your need, go check it out! If not, put it back on the shelf in the right spot. Check the other books on the shelf to see if you can find a better choice.