Welcome to the MES Media Center!
Mrs. Stefanie Goldsmith, Media Specialist
Mrs. Sharon Deandrea, Media Clerk
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Our Media Center Values
Using technology responsibly
Growing a lifelong love of reading
Fostering a curiosity for learning
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.
Check back throughout the school year for more information about upcoming events!
Battle of the Books Kick-Off TBD
4th and 5th grade students will learn about the Battle of the Books program during specials in late September. Information about forming teams, books, and coaching will be shared at that time. Additional information about the program can also be found at https://library.carr.org/programs/BoB.asp
We will be hosting a Follett Book Fair November 12th-November 19th. 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.
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.
Battle of the Books is a partnership between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library. The program is open to 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. 4th and 5th grade students will learn about the program during specials in late September. Additional information can also be found at https://library.carr.org/programs/BoB.asp
During the month of December students participate in the international Hour of Code program during media classes. Hour of Code is a program dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools. Additional information, and coding tutorials can be found at https://code.org/
Each spring, Mechanicsville families have the opportunity to participate in a school wide book club. Families follow a reading schedule and students answer daily trivia questions about the reading. Students, staff members and families discuss the shared reading throughout the program.