Check out the Library Media section of the CMS Blackboard page for current reading and research information!
The library media program promotes the concepts of open access to information, intellectual freedom and lifelong learning. Our primary objective is to implement, enrich and support the instructional programs of Central Middle School.
· Mrs. Becky Edmond, Library Media Specialist
· Mrs. Sandy Morehead, Library Media Secretary
· Mrs. Jennifer Meyers, Library Media Assistant
· Our dedicated and delightful parent volunteers
Circulation of Materials
· Books - may be checked out for a period of three weeks. Up to three items may be checked out at any given time. Students are welcome to renew their books if they need additional time.
· Magazines - one may be checked out for a period of one week.
· Reference materials - circulated at the discretion of the media staff.
NOTE: Students with overdue books are not permitted to check-out or renew material until the late books are returned. Overdue notices are generated and distributed to language arts teachers on a weekly basis. While we do not charge overdue fines, students are expected to pay for lost or damaged items.
When Students Can Visit
· Teachers and the library media specialist collaborate in scheduling classes to come to the library media center.
· Students may also come to the library media center on their own. They may ask their classroom teacher for permission come to the library media center or they may come at lunch (see below).
· The center is open for students after school on the Library Media help day, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Thursdays, of each month.
· Students may return books by placing them in the bright yellow boxes, at any time. The central location of library media center makes it convenient for students to return books before and after school or between classes.
Students may pick up a special lunch pass on most mornings from the library media center. Students may then come to the library media center after eating lunch in the cafeteria.
Our collection of more than 11,000 items includes fiction, non-fiction, and reference books; newspapers and magazines; and numerous online databases.
AACPS Office of Library Media Services subscribes to a number of electronic databases for students (and their families) to use both at school and at home. These excellent sources of information quickly direct students to high quality information when doing homework. Please use these prior to doing random searches on the Internet.
Off campus access to the Central Middle School Library Catalog, including the databases.
Because logons and passwords are required when using the databases away from school please stop by the library media center to pick up your copy of Databases Deliver!