Reading in CCPS

CCPS librarians are committed to creating dynamic learning environments that foster not only the love to reading and literature, but access to exceptional nonfiction materials that will develop life-long information literacy skills. Information literacy skills are invaluable to preparing our students for all successful futures endeavors.

Media centers support reading by providing access to high quality materials in multiple format in print thought books and periodicals, audio books, and online databases. Chat with your librarian or browse out our awesome collections using Destiny, our online catalog.

CCPS students and parents also have access to online resources and databases through the MD-K12 Consortium. All you need is a public library card from any county in Maryland to access free, reliable information. Check it out:  http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/services/databases/


Carroll County Public Libraries

CCPS has a rich partnership with Carroll County Public Libraries. Throughout the year, CCPL librarians team up with media specialists to create exciting opportunities such as the county-wide reading competition, Battle of the Books, the SCORE Challenge to promote research skills, and offer access to Google Expeditions, and interesting STEAM activities. All branches of CCPL host monthly family events, book clubs, and activities.  Stop by your local branch or visit their website, today.


Reading at Home

To support the love of reading at home, check out these helpful links.

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Reading
  • Reading Rockets: Focusing on Children ages 0-12, find tips for parents, book lists, ideas for family activities, and academic support for all types of learnings, including special education students and English language learners.
  • Scholastic:  17 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Turning Pages
  • Adlit.org: Super collection of book lists and author resources for adolescents in grades 4-12.
  • Carroll County Public Libraries: Sign up for a library card or summer reading, attend a free family event, join a book club and more.

Reconsideration of Materials

CCPS librarians strive to offer our learning communities with the best learning materials available. All materials are carefully reviewed for appropriateness, content, and quality. If you have further questions about a specific title or this process, please contact Kathleen Brunnett, Supervisor of Media and Instructional Technology at 410-751-3494 or ksbrunn@carrollk12.org