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Library Services

Welcome to the St. Joseph Library Media Center!

As a part of the Bishop McNamara High School Advancing the Vision campaign, the Library Media Center was completely renovated during the Summer of 2008. The Library Media Center now offers a new state of the art split-level facility, complete with a separate computer lab; reading area with oversized seating; expanded library collection shelf areas, and a beautiful new honey oak wood circulation and reference desk. The new facility was dedicated and blessed by Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, at a ceremony on November 16, 2008 and named, the St. Joseph Library Media Center.

Library Mission Statement

The Bishop McNamara High School's St. Joseph Library Media Center mission is to be an integral part of each member of our student body's education. The Library Staff wishes to nurture our students with competency in library research skills and to create an atmosphere that is user friendly for both faculty and students, and to stimulate Christ centered independent thinkers in each of our students. The Library Staff will assist teachers by providing individualized instruction and learning opportunities for their students and we invite all teachers to embrace and consider the Library as a vital part of your disciplines curriculum.

Library Services

Library Staff

Ms. Dee Butler LR '80
Library Media Specialist

Friends of the Library (Parent Volunteers)

The Library Media Center welcomes and enjoys having interested parents volunteer to work in the school's facility. This volunteer support group, Friends of the Library, provides assistance with library projects, circulation assistance and various other Library Media Center support activities. Service Hour credit is provided for each hour volunteered.

Student Library Aides
The Library Media Center offers Library Aide positions to interested students that wish to learn about working in a library and who would like to gain some marketable library skills. If you are interested in working in the Library, please see the Librarian, Ms. Butler for more information about Library Aide positions.
Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934


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