• Welcome to Central Middle School’s Library Media Center

    To access our Library resources please use the Library Media section of the CMS Blackboard! Thank you!



    The library 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, School Librarian
    • Mrs. Janice Atkinson, Library 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 library 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 regular basis. While we do not charge overdue fines, students are expected to pay for lost or damaged items.


    When Students Can Visit

    • Classroom teachers and the school librarian collaborate in scheduling class visits to the library.
    • Students may also come to the library on their own.
    • They may ask any classroom teacher for permission come to the library.
    • They may come at lunch, providing they get a lunch pass ahead of time from the library and eat lunch in the cafeteria prior to visiting the library.
    • They may come after school on school help days. Again, students are expected to sign up ahead of time and come to the library directly after dismissal.
    • Students may return books by placing them in a book return box, at any time. The central location of library makes it convenient for students to return books before and after school or between classes.


    The Collection

    Our collection of over 11,000 items includes fiction, non-fiction, and reference material; newspapers, magazines and numerous online databases. While much of our material is in the print format, our eBook collection is growing.

    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 the databases prior to doing random searches on the Internet.

    We ask that you access our catalog through our Blackboard site. There you will find the logons and passwords required when using the databases off campus. Research and assignment information is also located in Blackboard.