Media Center

RICA Media Program


Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Weinberg


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ Monday - Friday


Students may check out up to 4 books at a time, as long as they do not have any overdue books. They may borrow them for up to 2 weeks and may renew them as long as no other students have requested / put that book on hold.

We look forward to helping all of our students find wonderful, enriching books!

Online Resources

Visit the Media Center web page for access to:

  • Our catalog (which includes books and online resources through the school and county)

  • Database of County Subscriptions with login Information for MCPS students

  • Additional quick links for helpful student programs, and much more!


Our School Library Media Program is designed to empower all members of the school community with information literacy skills.  As a result of innovations in technology, this program must be adaptable and ever-evolving. It is the responsibility of the Library Media Specialist to assist students and staff as they learn to effectively access, evaluate, and organize information in a variety of formats, both traditional and technological.

To encourage leisure reading, the School Library Media Program strives to provide reading materials that reflect diverse interests and varying reading levels. By promoting reading for pleasure, the School Library Media Program simultaneously supports basic literacy, information fluency, and a respect for learning.


The mission of the RICA Media Center is to create an environment in which all of our students are encouraged to become life-long learners and capable users of technology, information, and ideas. Our aim is to help students become young adults who can access, evaluate, and interpret information by providing a well-balanced and rich collection of both print materials and electronic databases. Our Media Center fosters an environment that embraces reading for pleasure as well as knowledge.

Expected Student Behavior

  • Be curious!

  • No food or beverages other than water are to be brought into the Media Center.

  • Return all chairs and materials to their original places.

  • Maintain a level of conversation which allows everyone to read, research, and study without distraction.

  • Logout when finished using the computers.

  • Follow MCPS's computer policy when using the computers.

We look forward to supporting you with the RICA Media Program!

~ RICA Media Program Team