Welcome to the George Fox Middle School Media Program!
The mission of our library media program is to ensure that all students and staff are lifelong readers and effective users of ideas and information.
Meet Your Library Media Specialist
Name: Mrs. Piper
Favorite YA book: Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Favorite Web site: www.goodreads.com
Meet Your Library Media Aide
Name: Mrs. Love
Favorite Genre: Historical fiction
Policies and Procedures
When can I visit the media center?
The library media center is open every school day from 7:30 am to 2:45 pm.
Students are welcome to visit the media center any time during the school day with a pass from their teacher. However, if the media center is too busy, they may be asked to return at a later time.
To visit the media center before school, students must get a pass from Mrs. Piper or Mrs. Love the day before.
To visit the media center at lunch, students must get a wristband from Mrs. Piper or Mrs. Love that morning and report after they have finished their lunch in the cafeteria.
Students will also visit the media center once a month in their language arts classes.
On Thursdays, the media center is open to students until 3:50.
What can I check out at the media center?
Students are allowed to check out books, magazines, and audio books. They may check out up to 3 items, and items are due back in 3 weeks. While we do not charge late fees, students are expected to return items on time and in good condition. If students lose library materials or allow them to become damaged, they must pay for these items before they will be allowed to check out anything else. Students who owe fines on lost or damaged library materials will have their report cards held until their fines have been paid.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools subscribes to many online databases that are available for middle school students to use at school and at home. These databases can help you to research a variety of topics, ranging from current events to science concepts to author biographies, and much, much more. The following link will take you to a list of all of the databases that are available to you: http://opac.aacps.org/databases.asp?SchoolType=1&sID=112
For at home access, see your media specialist for the user ID and password.
There are also many resources available for students through the Anne Arundel County Public Library, including:
- Additional research databases available for use in the library and at home: http://libguides.aacpl.net/databases
- A homework center designed to support students: http://libguides.aacpl.net/homework
- Online tutoring services: http://main.aacpl.ga.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp
- And 24/7 research assistance: http://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.home.TFSRedirect?virtcategory=11009
To use these resources, you will need to visit your local public library to get a library card.