The Cape St. Claire Elementary School Library Media Center

  • Our Media Center is  the very center of our school.  Students come to the Media Center each week for media instruction and book selection.  Students in grades one through five come for a forty-five minute period.  Kindergarteners come for a thirty-minute period.

    Our students love coming to our Media Center to read and share their books.  Beginning readers, starting in 1st grade, enjoy the Beginner Chessie Clubs Levels 1 and 2.  Intermediate readers are exploring the Chessie Jr. and Chessie Clubs.  More advanced readers enjoy reading Black-Eyed Susan novels and Newbery Award winners.  The boats and stars earned by the students are proudly displayed in the Media Center. These students are learning to love reading and working toward a goal!

    Generally speaking, students may check out books during their weekly Media Center time or during open media times in the morning or afternoon.  Kindergarten and 1st Graders can have one book checked out, 2nd can have two books checked out, 3rd graders are allowed to check out 3 books, 4th graders may have four and 5th Graders may have five books checked out at a time.

Library Media Staff

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 Resources

  • MackinVIA
    : A collection of assorted electronic books and databases.

  • Access AACPS databases, electronic resources, and the public access catalog from home without using a password. Select the MackinVIA icon from your ClassLink page. This will allow one click, no login access to MackinVIA.


Library Media Programs

  • AACPS Online Resources      MackinVIA       NoodleTools         Anne Arundel County Public Library - Educate. Enrich. Inspire.         SAIL