The Freetown Elementary School Library Media Center

Library Media Staff

  • Susan Chilton, Library Media Specialist

    Patricia Mayfield, Library Media Assistant 


    Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break. 
    We are excited to announce our first reading challenge of the New Year!   To help continue our students’ love for reading, we are encouraging students and their families to participate in our January Reading Challenge.  Adults should initial under each activity that the student completes.  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 you have any questions about the reading challenge, please contact Ms. Chilton at or 410-222-6900.  Happy Reading! 

    The printable calendar challenge can be found on the grade level page, click your students grade level on the left.





    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.

    domizio author signing gaines author signing

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

Library Media Programs

  • AACPS Media centers are home to a variety of programs including:
    (May vary by school)

    Book Club   Centers    Hour of Code (tm)    Makerspace     Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award     Scratch  *

    *Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.



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