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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Library

BSMS Library

 Mrs. Jennifer Kelley, Media Specialist

Mrs. Cauthorn, Instructional Assistant


(301) 645-1334 Circulation Desk

Monday - Friday

8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

"School libraries transform learning by opening thousands of doors through books. Behind every door is a new idea, a new question, a new fascination, a new way to look at the world. Books build empathy and a better understanding of the self at every age. A school library, then, is the place were students can find a deeper meaning behind everything they learn in their classrooms. It's like the subwoofer of the education stereo."

by A. S.King, young adult author of I Crawl Through It


Policies and Procedures

* You will not be allowed to check out if

you have an overdue book.


* You must have a pass if you come without your class. 

* You must sign in and out when you visit. 

* You may not play games unless you have been given permission.



Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Lists

The new Maryland Black-Eyed Susan List is now available. There are some great novels on the list. If you have any questions about any of the books on the list, come on down to the media center. We would love to help you find the titles! Remember you can begin reading these novels for next years voting luncheon. These books are great for summer reading!


Mrs. Kelley is Reading...


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Mosquitoland - David Arnold
ISBN: 9780147513656
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

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Independent Study - Joelle Charbonneau
ISBN: 0544439457
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.


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