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Media Center


Welcome to the MES Media Center!

Media Staff

Mrs. Stefanie Goldsmith, Media Specialist 

Ms. Lynn Birzak, Media Clerk  

Our Media Center Values

  • Growing a lifelong love of reading

  • Fostering a curiosity for learning

  • Using technology safely and responsibly

Checkout Procedures

Students self-select books based on their interests.  Students check out books during their scheduled media classes and may also checkout during arrival time 9:00-9:25 each morning.  PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students check out books every week for a period of one week.  3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students check out books every other week for a period of two weeks.  Students are welcome to check out the following number of books at a time:

PreK and Kindergarten     1 Book
1st and 2nd Grade 2 Books
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade 3 Books

No fines are charged for books that are overdue, but replacement fees are charged for books that are damaged beyond repair.  Students learn about book care at the beginning of each school year, please help your student care for their media books by identifying a safe location at home books can be kept while they are checked out.   

Events and Programs

Check back throughout the school year for more information about upcoming events!


Battle of the Books is a partnership between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library.  The program is open to all 4th and 5th grade students.  Students compete in teams for five to nine students to read a list of books and answer questions during a regional competition. The program culimates in the spring  4th and 5th grade students will learn about the program during specials in late September. Additional information about the program can also be found at

Book Fair

We will be hosting a Scholastic  Book Fair in November Be on the look out for more information in late fall.  Funds from the Book Fair will be used to purchase books and supplies for the Media Center. 

MES Reads

In late winter our school community has the opportunity to participate in a school wide book club.  Books and resources will be sent home to all families in late winter.