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   Welcome to the GKES Media Center       

Mrs. Dantuono - Media Specialist

Mrs. Rossi - Media Clerk


Helpful Links:

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Capstone eLibrary

St. Mary's County Library Resources


Book Checkout

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Students visit the media center weekly during their assigned classroom time.  Students may keep books for two weeks or renew them if more time is needed, but students will not be able to check out new books if they have reached their checkout limit or have any overdue books.  Book fines will be charged for any lost of damaged books.

  • Pre-K through 1st Grade- 1 book
  • 2nd Grade through 5th Grade- 2 books

Golden Feathers

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At any one time there are 100 magical golden feathers hidden in library books waiting to be found.  By bringing your books back each week and checking out new books, you increase your chances of finding one.  If found, the finder picks a prize from the media center treasure chest.  These feathers are invisible and constantly switching books, so read as much as you can, as often as you can!


Box Tops


Our media center participates in the Box Tops for Education program.  Help us raise money for new books, materials, and resources when you shop by collecting Box Tops found on the items you are already buying.  To participate, simply cut out the Box Tops and attach them to a collection sheet to send to school.  Expired Box Tops don't count, and they can hurt our totals earned, so please check dates and send in regularly.  Box Tops must be collected and secured in pages of 10 or 50.  Loose box tops may be submitted in plastic bags if totalling 50.  Bonus Box Tops must be sent in separately, so please do not attach these to collection sheets.  Stay tuned for upcoming competitions.

Collection Sheet



Scholastic Book Fair

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GKES hosts a Scholastic Book Fair twice per year in October and March.  During this week-long event, students will visit the fair during Media to create wishlists, and students and families are invited to shop in the media center throughout the school day.  Volunteers are always needed for this event.  If you would to get involved, let Mrs. Dantuono know!  Our next fair is scheduled for October, 2019.