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Welcome to the newsletter for the NMES Media Center! Read below for information and updates on media center programs and lessons. If you have any questions or need more information, please email Mrs. Siderius, our media specialist, at Follow us on Twitter @FCPS_NMESMedia for pictures of our learning in action!


Congratulations to the grade level winners (Wade, Kayla, Audrey, Bethany and Kayleigh) of our winter break reading contest! And, a big congratulations to our overall winner (Cole) for reading over 1800 minutes over break!

Winter Reading Challenge 2020

Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 12am to Friday, Jan. 31st, 11:45pm

93 West Main Street

New Market, MD

From January 1st to January 31st, NMES will participate in Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Penguin Random House (PRH). We challenge our students to read at least 100 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at Hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Can you help us win some of the author visits and prizes from this competition? Email Mrs. Siderius at for more information!

Fred Bowen Author Visit

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 9am

93 West Main Street

New Market, MD

Sports author and Washington Posts Kids sports editor, Fred Bowen, will be at NMES to present to our 3rd-5th grades! We look forward to hearing from his about his books! Check out information about him at Don't forget that you can order autographed copies of his books through the Curious Iguan! Just visit to order online or see Mrs. Siderius for a paper order form. All orders are due by Jan. 21st so that we can deliver the books to students on the day of Mr. Bowen's presentations!