The Freetown Elementary School Library Media Center
Library Media Staff
Susan Chilton, Library Media Specialist
Patricia Mayfield, Library Media Assistant
Dear Freetown Families,
We continue to be so excited to see many of our Freetown students working hard at completing their monthly reading challenges! Reading challenge participants will now have their names entered into a drawing for a chance to win Scholastic Dollars gift certificates towards free books at our May book fair! Winners will be announced at the end of each month!
Just as with our past reading challenges, only adults should initial under each activity that students complete. After 10 or more activities are completed, students should return their reading challenge papers to Ms. Chilton in the media center to receive a prize. If reading challenges are misplaced, you can get additional copies from the school website on the grade level page. Click on your student’s grade level to get printable reading challenges.
If you have any questions about the reading challenge, please contact Ms. Chilton at email@example.com or 410-222-6900. Thank You and Happy Reading!
The author Michael Dahl visited our Freetown Fifth Grade Students on Monday October 28th.
Michael Dahl is the author of more than 250 children's books from a wide variety of genres including mysteries and scary stories. Our fifth graders enjoyed learning about some of his well-known books such as The Library of Doom and Hocus Pocus Hotel. This experience provided a valuable opportunity for our fifth graders to learn about what can inspire them in the writing process.
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