- Our Media Center
- Students taking a yoga break
- 4th and 5th Grade "Book Tasting"
- We are thankful for lots of great books!
- Black Eyed Susan Book Award Nominees
- Taking a brain break to practice our mantra: "I am enough!"
- 5th Grade Author Skype with Jennifer Nielsen, the author of Words on Fire and A Night Divided
- Thank you to the Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for your generous donation!
Mrs. Van Brunt
|Media Specialist||Media Assistant|
|Email: Bonnie_W_Hines@mcpsmd.org||Email: Margaret_D_Vanbrunt@mcpsmd.org|
Online Learning Resources
Important Note: You will need to be signed in to your MCPS Google Account to see many of these links. Your username is the same 6-digit number used in school to log in to a Chromebook. However, you need to add "@mcpsmd.net" to it. (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org). The password is the same letters you use to log in to a school Chromebook. If you need any help with this, please email our Media Specialist, Mrs. Hines, at Bonnie_W_Hines@mcpsmd.org
- Check out your Media online classroom for great books, tech tips, virtual field trips, and more!
- Mill Creek Towne's Online Databases (PebbleGo, Britannica School, etc.) Direcciones en espanol aqui.
- Mill Creek Towne’s e-Book Collections
- Common Sense Media’s Collection of Great Resources
- Fun Online Learning Opportunities: Virtual field trips, great read alouds, online drawing lessons, and more! Mrs. Hines will continue to update this document as new opportunities arise.
Additional Online Resources:
The Mill Creek Towne Media Center is a place that fosters a love of reading and learning. This learning environment sparks students' curiosities and encourages students to research answers for today's issues, to think critically in a technological world, and to be respectful members of their communities.
Mission Statement: "Future Ready Library, Future Ready Students"
The staff of Mill Creek Towne's Media Center implements an instructional program that is positive, intellectually stimulating, and technology oriented. Students and staff will have access to quality print and electronic educational resources. Effective instruction and professional development will be provided by the media staff to meet curriculum standards and school wide goals. The media center will offer quality literature that promotes diversity and understanding to help prepare students to be well rounded individuals in a global society.
We are digital citizens at Mill Creek Towne!
This year all students will be learning how to use technology responsibly and safely. Click this Common Sense link to learn more about MCPS's commitment to digital citizenship, and how you can support your child at home.
Wondering what is appropriate for your child? Click here for reviews of current movies, games, and books.
Want to know what books are in the library? Click here or on the blue picture below to access our Destiny Catalog.
Be sure to click "Login" at the top of the page so that you can place holds and check your account! Click here for a video to see how.
MCPS offers free access to many wonderful online resources like PebbleGo, Britannica School, and Epic! e-books. Click here for links, usernames and passwords.
Please note: Students will need to log in with their school Google account in order to open this document.
Username: the same 6 numbers students use on their Chromebooks in school. However, you need to add @mcpsmd.net after the numbers. Example: email@example.com
Password: the same letters students use on their Chromebooks in school.
Morning Open Book Exchange Times
Students are able to exchange books outside of their regularly scheduled Media time every morning from 8:40- 9:00 A.M. Students are also welcome in the library throughout the school day with their teacher's permission.
- All students are scheduled to come to the Media Center for a lesson and book exchange once a week.
- Students are encouraged to come to the Media Center to return, renew, or checkout materials, and/or participate in reading or research activities throughout the day with their teacher's permission.
Student Circulation Policy:
- Books are checked out to students for a two week period.
- Students in Kindergarten may check out one book at a time.
- Students in grades 1 and 2 may check out two books at a time.
- Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 may check out three books at time.
- All materials may be renewed for additional time unless there is great demand and/or a waiting list.
- Students may sign out and return materials anytime the media center is open.
- A student may borrow more than the specified number of material when working on a special project with permission from his/her teacher, parents, or the media center staff.
Procedures for Overdue/Lost Books:
- Overdue notices are sent out once a month to homeroom teachers for students to take home.
- There are no fines for late books, but students will be charged for lost materials so that we can replace them. Payment for these materials will be returned if the books are later found.