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Media Center Hours:

7:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Click here to see pictures of the media center.


Our mission is to empower students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information, to evolve as life long learners, and to foster a love of reading.


The library media center is the central source of information and inspiration in the school, the knowledge hub, if you will. The Library Media Program strives to provide the necessary instruction to empower students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information. We give supportive and equal access to a variety of quality resources for our entire learning community. Our mission is carried out by providing an intellectually free and welcoming environment that is physically attractive, as well as well maintained and  run by highly qualified staff. Ideally, when students leave Somers, the Library Media Program will have aided them in becoming active and creative locators, and users of information to solve problems, to formulate ideas, and to satisfy their own curiosity.

Click here to read the Charles County Library Media Program's vision and mission statements.

Checkout Procedures:

  • Each student may check out three books/items at a time for a two week period. 
  • Back issues of magazines may be kept for two weeks at a time.  New magazines can be read in the library.
  • Books can be renewed once.
  • Students may not check out more items until they return overdue books.
  • A fine will be charged for lost or damaged items.
  • Materials may be placed on reserve at the circulation desk.
  • Some encyclopedias are available for checkout overnight or over the weekend.
  • Reference materials may not be checked out.
  • Materials that are currently checked out to another patron may be put on hold, just ask the media center staff. You will be notified when the item becomes available.

Statement of Intellectual Freedom:

We believe in our patrons' right to read and support the ideals of intellectual freedom. The media center staff respects each borrower's right to information and right to privacy in selecting materials. We resist censorship and support knowledgeable selection.

Selection Criteria:

Click here to see how materials are selected for the media center.

Library Curriculum:

Click here to see an overview of the Library Media Curriculum.


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Updated last: April 9, 2007