Media Specialist-Richard McFarland, Richard_B_McFarland@mcpsmd.org
Media Assistant-Nadia Duran, Nadia_G_Duran@mcpsmd.org
Vision and Mission
The vision of the JLES Media Center staff is to be pro-active in instruction, technology, and our interactions with all students and staff at JLES.
Our mission is to provide all students and staff access to a variety of ideas and information, cultivate independent and effective use of information, and encourage life-long reading and learning habits.
Destiny Discover (Log in and check out books)
Want to find a book? Click here to log into Destiny Discover. Students and staff have 24/7 access to a catalog of Jones Lane's library materials. Once logged in, students and staff can check out ebooks and audiobooks, place holds on materials, and view collections of materials to support special projects.
- MCPS Online Resources (passwords required)
- MCPS Online Resources Usernames & Passwords Document
- Montgomery County Public Library Kids Page
The Jones Lane Media Center provides instruction, support, and materials for students and staff. The Media program, as an extension of the classroom, encourages lifelong learning and the independent use of information resources. The Media Center features an automated circulation system and a Computer Lab that provides students and staff with access to the Internet and other resources.
The Media Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Students can check out new books throughout the day. All students may check out books according to the following guidelines: kindergarteners and 1st graders check out one book, 2nd graders check out 2 items including magazines, third, fourth, and fifth graders check out 3 items including magazines. Each loan period is two weeks. Please encourage your child to check out books as often as possible. The more your child reads, the better reader your child will be.
In addition to Media Center regular and research classes, we also broadcast live Dayline TV shows every Monday and Friday. Fifth grade students produce the show with Mr. McFarland. They rotate jobs and learn how to create a TV production.