Use this site to find reading suggestions, learn about your Library Media Center, search your school library catalog, get help with your homework, find your teachers' webpages, and recommended bookmarks, do your research, and get the latest news.
Rising 6th and 7th graders can borrow up to 6 books for the summer. Every student will receive a suggested summer reading list with their report card. Lost your hard copy? The list below links to the reading list for this summer and years past.
Middle School Book Club
Join other middle school readers once a month at the Miller Branch library for a lively discussion. (For details and a schedule check for the MS Book Club flyer to be published in September.)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
To view the all the nominees for 2014-2015
ALSC Book and Media Awards
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has recommended reading lists, which include books winning Newbery, Caldecott, and several other awards. The ALSC lists have been published annually since 1996.
Knight Readers Blog
What have you got to say about the books you are reading? Let us know what you liked or didn't like about a book. Your blog entry need only be 4 sentences or longer. Fill out a form online - click here - or on paper - available in the LMC. Click here to read what the knights are posting.
STEM at Patapsco
Click this link to access sites for STEM games and activities.
History Day Projects 2012
Links to student projects can be found by clicking: here.
Links to resources selected to help debate students extend research for arguments and find evidence on a variety of topics. Click here
On-line!A variety of games to help students of all levels review and improve grammar skills while having fun!
- LMC Information
- News and Weather
- American History
- Follett Shelf
- Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
- History Reference Center
- Howard County Public Library Online Learning
- Kids Search
- MasterFILE Premier
- Mackin Via
- Noodle Tools (NoodleBib)
- Science Reference Center
- SIRS Knowledge Source and Decades
- Student Resource Center - Junior
- World Book Online Reference Center
- Homework Help
- Series and Sequels Checker
- Good Reads
- Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults
- Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
- Caldecott Medal
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards
- Great Graphic Novels for Teens
- Michael L. Printz Award
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award
- John Newbery Medal
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners
- Pura Belpré Award
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
- Schneider Family Book Award
- Teen's Top Ten
- (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award
Our Mission The mission of the Howard County School Library Media Program is to provide opportunities for students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information. Learning and teaching, information access, and program administration are the essential elements of school library media programs. These elements suggest the roles that the library media specialist plays in supporting student learning. The functions and services necessary to the learning and teaching and the information access roles will promote that learning directly; program administration activities offer underlying organization support to the program.