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Steve and Laurie Augustino Instructional Media Center: Home

Hours and Contact Information

Contact Information

Circulation Desk: 301-284-4570

Media Specialist: 301-284-4571

Media Asst Ms.Duff: 301-284-4573

Media Asst Ms.Silvera: 301-284-4572

Media Center Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Media Center Staff

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Media Specialist:
Mr. Harper

Media Assistant:
Ms. Duff

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Ms. Silvera

Media Services Technician:
Mr. McDaniel

undefined IT Systems Specialist:
Mr. Brown 
 

Search Our Virtual Collection

Use Destiny Discover to access e-books, audiobooks, and online resources.

Log in using your school ID and password.

Visit Our Classroom

Visit our  

Virtual Media Center myMCPS Classroom 

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Books For Grads!

YA Women Writers

Angie Thomas

Celeste Ng

Gloria Chao

Ibi Zoboi

Jacqueline Woodson

Jenny Han

Lilliam Rivera

Nicola Yoon

Reene Ahdieh

Sabaa Tahir

Sandhya Menon

Sofia Quintero

Tiffany D. Jackson

Get Crafty!

Check out a book and create a craft!

Come check out a book on crafting! You won't be disappointed!

 

Create your own craft! Email a picture of it to haley_L_duff@mcpsmd.org and it might just end up on the Media Center online page!

Create a Craft!

Create your own craft! Email a picture of it to haley_L_duff@mcpsmd.org and it might just end up on the Media Center online page!

Create a Craft!

Create your own craft! Email a picture of it to haley_L_duff@mcpsmd.org and it might just end up on the Media Center online page!

The GHS Media Center takes PRIDE 365

Check out the Virtual Media Center by clicking below!

MCPL College Essay Writing Clinic (Virtual) - SEPT. 13TH

BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

WHAT IS IT?

Get advice on writing a college essay for your undergraduate college application. Program designed for high school students.

You will need a library card to register for the class.  Visit the media Center to get more information.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

AGE GROUP:  Teens

WHERE: Virtual

EVENT TYPE:  Lectures and Discussions 

 

LINK TO CLASS PAGE:

https://mcpl.libnet.info/events?=undefined&t=Lectures+and+Discussions&a=teens&r=thismonth

 

YOU WILL NEED A LIBRARY CARD, HERE'S HOW TO GET ONE DIGITALLY:

https://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/services/registration.html

 

DIRECT LINK TO GET A DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD:

https://mcpl.bywatersolutions.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-memberentry.pl

National Hispanic American Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 

CLICK THE PICTURE TO LEARN MORE!

Photo credit: Detail of Hispanic Heritage Select Photos, by David Valdez.

Photo credit: Detail of Hispanic Heritage Select Photos, by David Valdez.

 

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

CLICK HERE FOR THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 'LA BIBLIOTECA' PODCAST INFO

CLICK HERE FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HISPANIC AMERICAN VETERANS PAGE

 

Black-Eyed Susan Program 2021-2022

The media center is rolling out its annual Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Book Award program. The BES Book Awards honor outstanding books chosen annually by Maryland students. Each year since 1992 the BES Award has been given to one book in each of several grade level categories. After reading at least 3 of the nominated books in a category, a student is eligible to cast one vote for the book they consider to be the most outstanding in that category. Votes from across the state are sent to the BES committee and tallied to determine the winner in each grade level category. The winning authors receive an award and recognize the BES award as an honor bestowed by Maryland students.

The BES reading initiative here at GHS seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. The nominated books are outstanding books that broaden the human experience and provide students with new insights into their own lives. We encourage students to participate, and at the end of the school year we have a special BES party to recognize our outstanding readers. You can visit the dedicated BES page on our website for further information on the nominees for this year: https://gaithersburghs-montgomeryschoolsmd.libguides.com/mediacenter/BES

Online Databases and Passwords

GHS Online Database Passwords
You will need your MCPS Gmail and password to access this file.  Click on the button below . 

Continuity of Learning

A Message about Racial Equity and Social Justice 

It is important for us to acknowledge the current events that are unfolding in our nation and to support each other in solidarity as we denounce systemic racism, white supremacy, and the escalating violence that has resulted. At GHS our strength is in our diversity, and we want to support our school community particularly during these unsettling times. We would like to share a collection of resources on racial understanding, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. Click here to view our Destiny Discover collections.

MCPS Student Accounts and Access - Getting Started Click HERE for help getting started.

Students and Parents, need TECH help? Contact communitytechsupport@mcpsmd.org or call (240) 740-7020

Visit our new Virtual Media Center myMCPS Classroom undefined

Student Accounts - CLICK BELOW

Enjoy the Quote of the Day from the Media Center Lobby!

June 17th, 2022

Have a Great Summer!

See You Next Fall!

June 6th, 2022

Things You Can Control:

1. Your Attitude

2. Your Words

3. Your Manners

4. Your Actions 

5. Your Effort

 

May 20th, 2022

"It always seems impossible until it's done"

- Nelson Mandela - 

May 10th, 2022

"Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth always."

- Maryam Hasnaa - 

April 30th, 2022

"Define your Future by today's choices, not yesterday's mistakes"

- Ms. Duff -

April 25th, 2022

Be the SUNSHINE is someone else's CLOUDY day!

April 21st, 2022

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

- Dr. Seuss -

April 1st, 2022

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

- Maya Angelou -

March 28th, 2022

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

- Jane Goodall -

March 22nd, 2022

"It is Spring again, the Earth is like a child that knows poems by heart"

- Rainer Marie Wilke -

March 16th, 2022

"The advice I'd give anyone at any age: Taste every moment, don't take anything for granted"

- Betty White -

March 14th, 2022

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it"

- Brené Brown -

March 9th, 2022

"If you don't see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it for yourself"

- Mindy Kaling -

March 7th, 2022

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else"

- Judy Garland -

March 3rd, 2022

"Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less"

- Marie Curie -

February 25th, 2022

"History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own"

- Michelle Obama -

February 23rd, 2022

"Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them"

- Madam C. J. Walker -

February 18th, 2022

"Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today"

- Malcolm X -

February 16th, 2022

"If you don't like something change it if you can't change it change your attitude"

- Maya Angelou -

 

February 14th, 2022

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"

- Barack Obama - 

February 10th, 2022

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations"

- Dr. Mae Jemison - 

 

February 4th, 2022

"When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars"

- Oscar Wilde -

January 31st, 2022

"Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want"

- Ken Poirot"

January 29th, 2022

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves"

- Sir James Matthew Barrie -

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