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Contact Information

Circulation Desk: 301-284-4570

Media Center Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Media Center Staff


Media Specialist: Mr. Harper





Media Assistant: Ms. Herndon




Media Assistant: Dr. Wu 





Media Services Technician: 

Mr. McDaniel



IT Systems Specialist: 

Mr. Ndiaye 




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

Log in using your school ID and password.

Black-Eyed Susan Program


We are launching our annual Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Book Award program. Each year, Maryland students select outstanding books for the BES Book Awards. Since 1992, the BES Award has been given to one book in each grade level category. Students can vote for their favorite book after reading at least three of the nominated books in a category. BES committee members tally votes from across the state to determine the winner at each grade level. As an honor bestowed by Maryland students, winning authors receive an award and recognize the BES award.


The BES reading initiative at GHS aims to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. These nominated books provide students with new insight into their own lives and broaden their understanding of the human experience. Students are encouraged to participate, and we recognize the best readers at the end of the year with a special party. For more information on this year's nominees, please visit the dedicated BES page on our website:

Our online catalog of eBooks and audiobooks is always open!

Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audio books on virtually any device. Get started today at or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS.

Click the image below to check out the new Sora reading app.

Check Out Our Awesome Displays

 Visit the Media Center to read a book or do your homework! Let yourself enjoy some quiet time! 

October display

This year's Halloween display was full of all kinds of spooky season's readings! 

Check out the books on Philippine culture, people, and celebrities as October is Filipino American History Month.

Pin on Poems for School

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Poetry is all about exploring the ways that the written word is able to communicate to the world in beautiful forms. With various classic poets and more popping up in the limelight, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in poetry while enjoying this form of literature from the past as well.

From old to new, National Poetry Month aims to celebrate the art of poetry in all of its forms, appreciating the history behind it as well as the future that is yet to be seen. This important month also celebrates the lives of poets that inspired it, and is intent on forming a new generation of poets who may just change the landscape of the literary world.

Black History Month 2023

Take a look at some of the inspiring and noteworthy faces celebrated during Black History Month. 

Seasons Readings!

Cozy up to a good book and take a look at this month's holiday display! 

Giving Thanks

Turkey-Day is upon us! Come check out our display for some great seasonal books to add to your festivities! Pop into the Media Center for more information! 


This year's halloween display was full of all kind of spooky season's readings! 

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month

Book of the Month

Like Water for Chocolate

"Like Water for Chocolate," originally titled "Como agua para chocolate" in Spanish, is a novel penned by renowned Mexican author and screenwriter, Laura Esquivel. It made its debut in the literary world in Mexico back in 1989, with the English translation hitting bookshelves in 1992.

The narrative unfolds around the life of a young woman named Tita, whose heart pines for her beloved, Pedro. However, the rigid adherence to a family tradition, where the youngest daughter is forbidden to marry and must instead care for her mother until her passing, keeps them apart. Tita's only means of expressing herself is through her culinary talents. The novel delves into captivating themes of passion, violence, self-discovery, rebellion, and the powerful role of food, making it a compelling read that resonates with a wide audience.

Book Recommendations

Reading Recommendations

Common Sense Media-

Best Books

Lee and Low-

Multicultural books 


Find Books​

Maryland Association of School Libraries -

Black Eyed Susan Winners


Teen Book Finder​

We Need Diverse Books-

Where to Find Diverse Books

What Should I Read Next

Book Recommendations


Books For Grads!

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