Benjamin Banneker Middle School Media Center

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Mission: To empower the development of lifelong learners by fostering critical thinking, promoting reading and exploration, and teaching and supporting good digital citizenship.

Vision: To be a welcoming environment that fosters curiosity, collaboration, critical inquiry, creation and adaptability for all members of the Benjamin Banneker Middle School community.


Mrs. Beverly Mullen, Media Specialist (

Mrs. Sophia Kao, Media Assistant

301-989-5765 (media center) 301-989-5747 (main office)


    • The media center is open from 7:50-3:00 daily. Students may visit when they enter the building in the morning, until 8:10 AM. Sign in at one of the laptop electronic sign in stations.
    • Lunch: Students may visit during their lunch period, except when the media center is closed due to classes or other activities. Check the sign in the media center window to see if we are open during your lunch period. Students must get a lunch pass from the media center before going to the cafeteria. Please eat your lunch in the cafeteria before coming back to the media center.
    • During class: Students must have a blue pass or agenda book pass from the classroom teacher during a class period. Sign in at one of the laptop electronic sign in stations. Please note, the media center is not open during advisory when required advisory lessons are planned.

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Media Center Calendar-please see Mrs. Mullen before bringing your class, as last-minute changes often affect the schedule.

Media Center Intro