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Media Center Monday: Home

This guide list all the weekly tips/notifications from the Media Center Monday.

Professional Development Books - February 24, 2020

Professional Development Collection

Books in the Professional Development Collection



January 27, 2020

                                       EBooks & Audio Books 

Axis 360 is an online tool that allows the user to browse, select, and download EBooks and/or audio books.  Users can use the website on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook.  The app can be downloaded on phones for reading.  To download a book, students will enter their student ID number.  Staff that wants to download a book will need to enter their staff ID number.  

Downloads are available for three weeks.


Detailed Information on Downloading 

Below are links to Axis 360 for FCPS:

‚ÄčElementary School

Middle School

High School

January 13, 2020 - Gale ONEFILE

December 16, 2019 - Winter Reading Challenge

Use this link to begin logging your reading!

This contest is open to students and all staff.


December 9, 2019 - Adobe Spark


Adobe Spark is an integrated suite of media creation applications for the mobile and web developed by Adobe Systems. It comprises three separate design apps: Spark Page, Spark Post, and Spark Video.

Spark Page:  Webpages

Spark Post:  Graphics

Spark Video:  Videos (Super user friendly and simple for students to make videos.)

Short video on how to login and choose a template (video made using Spark Video):


November 25, 2019 - Beanstack

Track your independent reading minutes.   #FCPSReads or on the THS Media Center page.


Use this software to track you or your students' reading.  Currently there is a school wide reading challenge happening with prizes available.  There will also be one starting January 1st.  

Directions including a video on how to download the app.  

November 18, 2019 - New Database

Gale In ContextBiography is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Organized into a user-friendly portal experience, it merges Gale's authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia.


You can access it on the media center webpage or by this direct link:

November 4, 2019- Learn360

Learn360 is an interactive media-on-demand service for K-12 teachers, providing teachers and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums.

Direct Link to Learn360

Media Center Site with all Databases



October 21, 2019 - Searching for Media Center Items

Use this link or the LS2 icon on the media center's webpage to search for books, eBooks, and DVDs that are available in the media center.

October 14, 2019 - Digital Citizen Week

October 14th is the kick-off of digital citizenship week.


High School Lessons and Videos


September 30, 2019 - Canva

Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts using Canva. 


There is no direct link to Canva from the media center website, but you can just go to  You will login with Google.


Students can use this for projects.  Teachers can use it for lots of different things such as creating posters, advertisements for clubs, images for Twitter.

September 23, 2019 - Newsela

Student Success Card - March 3, 2020




Students with Frederick County Public Schools can access a variety of library resources and materials offered by Frederick County Public Libraries.

Students with Frederick County Public Schools

With their FCPS student ID number, students can now:

  • Borrow three print items (books or magazines) without any late fees
  • Access ebooks, available at
  • Use learning resources such as encyclopedias, journal articles and test prep, available at




FCPS students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 can use a combination of their student ID number and a special prefix (119829) to access library resources.

  • At the library: Type 119829 followed by the eight-digit student ID number into a self-checkout machine or visit the circulation desk to check out materials.
  • Online: Type 119829 along with the eight-digit student ID number as the username. Then use “student” as the password. To change this password and to set a default library location in the future, log in and visit the “personal information” tab.
Don't know your student ID number? Ask your teacher - he or she can help!


Students who already have a Frederick County Public Library card can keep their card. It will allow students to borrow up to 75 items and access additional materials, such as DVDs and video games.