Media Center Team 2019-20   

Media Center Team 

Mrs. De León, Media Specialist  -

Ms. Wiggins, Media Assistant  -

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Media Center Information


Continuity of Learning

During this period of online learning, you will be able to access resources through our webpage.  

Durante este periodo de ensenanza en linea, puede accesar algunos recursos por medio de nuestra pagina web.


To access our DESTINY DISCOVER catalog with ebooks and learning links (MCPS Databases), click here/Puede accessar los libros electronicos de nuestro catalogo, oprima aqui

Use our online databases/Utilice las bases de datos en linea aqui

Use your SSES Media Lessons through Google Classroom

Online Safety

Common Sense Education

Common Sense School
Students are expected to be a good digital citizen as they use technology. All students and staff are required to follow the MCPS Regulation for Computer Use IGT-RA.  
  • Common Sense Education  - an MCPS approved website for rating movies & tv shows, apps, and games.  As well as offering an excellent Digital Citizenship curriculum in English and Spanish.  
  • Este sitio en el web es para toda la familia. Tiene excelente clases de ciudadania digital en ingles y espanol.


GOOGLE custom based safe Search Engines for elementary students:

Safe Search Kids

  Mission and Vision

Sargent Shriver Media Center Mission is to offer students equal opportunity with multiple formats of reading, offer engaging lessons practicing collaboration with teachers and strive to prepare future ready information literate readers. Maintain a diverse, equitable and accessible collection for students of all cultures as well as the entire school community.


Our Vision is to prepare students to be engaged, critical thinkers as well as educate them to become effective information users and well-rounded, independent readers. Geared towards creating in our students a love for reading and to become knowledgeable researchers. Dedicated to providing everyone equitable access of information.


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Circulation and Lessons

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  • Loan Period & Limits
    The loan period for students is two weeks. Books can be renewed, but they must be present at the time of renewal.  Students in Kindergarten are allowed one book. Students in 1st and 2nd grade are allowed two books.  Students in 3rd - 5th grades may take up to 3 books. Students are encouraged to select books that are of interest to them and are an appropriate reading level.  Students in all grades are encouraged to visit the Media Center  to exchange books between regularly scheduled class visits.
  • Overdue Books
    Students may only check out books when others have been returned.
  • Lost and Damaged Books
    Minor damages like small tears or pen or pencil marks often can be repaired in the media center. Books beyond repair, or those damaged by food or liquid, can no longer be circulated and a replacement copy must be purchased.   In addition a replacement copy must be purchased for lost books. Students are responsible and parents will be notified as to the cost of the replacement copy.
  • Media Lessons - K-5th grade have a flexible and fixed schedule on an every other week basis. Library-oriented, digital literacy lessons and research skills are taught to these grades. There is open book exchange for all grades.

 Family Wednesday

 Every Wednesday,  the Sargent Shriver E. S. Media Center is open for families to come and borrow books and read with their children. Mrs. de León is available to assist with book selection from 3:45 until 4:15 pm.

Destiny Catalog

Choose to access the Destiny Discover catalog:



Book Request Form 

Fill out the form to request a specific book for the SSES Media Center.