The Arnold Elementary School Library Media Center
Our vision is to inspire students to become independent life-long readers and learners.
Our mission is to teach students how to be effective users of technology and information by teaching them critical thinking and research skills, giving them easy access to information resources and literature and supporting their desire to read and learn.
Checking out books
Arnold students have media once a week (45 minutes for grades 1-5 and 30 minutes for Kindergarten)
- Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time
- 1st through 5th may check out two books (3rd -5th graders may also check out magazines).
Students may access the Arnold elementary catalogue and online databases from home. Students need the logon on id and home passwords.
Parents may access these through the Arnold Blackboard site (please note that these logons and passwords are unique to Arnold and should not be shared with students in other schools)
Celebration Book Program
Celebration Books Program is a wonderful way to make a lasting contribution to Arnold Elementary! When you donate a book it is added to the shelves of our Media Center for all to enjoy. Ms. Basile, our Media Specialist, will purchase a book on your child’s behalf and will add a personalized bookplate. You can choose to honor your child, a special teacher, friend, family member, etc. on the bookplate. In the spring, your child will be able to participate in the Celebration Book party and be the first to check out the book that was donated in their name.
If you would like to participate in this very worthwhile cause the Celebration Book form can be found on the Arnold Blackboard site. Copies are sent out monthly with the Arnold Newsletter and are available in the school lobby. If you have any questions, please contact our media specialist Annamaria Basile email@example.com
Library Media Vision & Mission
The Office of Library Media Services envisions school libraries that are the hub of the school and are innovative, vibrant, and flexible spaces, staffed with school librarians who inspire students to become tech savvy and independent life-long readers and learners.
The mission of the Office of Library Media Services is to develop students who are lifelong readers and effective users of technology and information. We do this by teaching critical thinking, research skills and ensuring access to information resources and literature. The curriculum is designed to teach library media skills and information literacy at appropriate levels. In collaboration with the teachers, the library media specialist has developed an instructional program based on curriculum and the needs of the student population.
Over 1.6 million items are checked out each year to students and faculty.
Library Media Programs
AACPS Media centers are home to a variety of programs including:
(May vary by school)
*Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Books - 2020-2021 Nominees