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About the GMS Media Center

Welcome the GMS Media Center!

Hours In Person

Before School 7:50 - 8:00am
During School must have pass from a staff member and sign in on the laptops
All Lunches - sign out a pass before going to the cafe
After School 3:00 - 3:15pm

Library Lunch Activities

Library Lunch Activities will be announced in the morning announcements and advertised in the Media Center.  Activities are Game Day, Harry Potter Day, Star Wars Day, BINGO, Craft Day, Origami, Puzzles, Coloring, Friendship Bracelets, Bookmarks and more!

Circulation of Print Books, Playaways and Magazines
  • Checkout two items at a time
  • Books and Playaways may be checked out for two weeks and magazines for one week.
  • Books may be renewed for an additional two week period.
  • Overdue book or magazine must be returned before checking out additional items.
Circulation: e-books and audiobooks 
Available 24/7  

List of GMS Online Resources & e-books with logins/passwords - available only when GMS students are logged into their chrome accounts

  • e-books and audiobooks for all MCPS students
  • login with your school id# and password
  • How to Access SORA

  • Search e-books for ebooks available through OverDrive.
  • Login with your school id# and password to checkout an e-book.

  • Online collection of e-books & read-along chapter books, graphic novels & audio books. Middle/teen

  • Online collection of nonfiction books.

  • Online collection of nonfiction/fiction books.

  • ebooks for ekids
  • Online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading

Passwords available from the GMS Media Center Google Classroom.

MC Orientation

2020 MC Orientation Slideshow

Book Wars

Book Wars is an opportunity for MCPS middle school students to share their love of reading with others while participating in a competition that promotes teamwork and sportsmanship.  It is a voluntary program that will meet twice a month, hosting lunchtime meetings in the Media Center to discuss the books and participate in team building activities.  We will also prepare for this year’s Book Wars competition, a fun and exciting trivia tournament testing our skills against other MCPS middle schools.

Meeting time - Every Tuesday during all lunches

Book Wars Information and Application 2020-21 - coming soon

Books for Book Wars 2020-21  NEW


If you have any questions or would like help with joining the GMS Media Center Google Class or assistance with e-books, please email us.

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