LMS Library Corner

February 2018

What's Been Happening in the Library?

These last couple of weeks, we've been busy working with teachers and students on a variety of interesting projects. We've worked with...

  • Ms. Maldonado’s 7th grade English classes for lessons on note-taking skills, avoiding plagiarism, and evaluating websites.

  • The English classes of Ms. Walter, Ms. St. Germain, Ms. Donohue, and Ms. Nightingale for a speed-dating with books activity--perfect for February!
  • Ms. Bergstrom's 8th grade students for their independent reading book trailer project. Students used Adobe Spark to create short promotional videos for their books. The best book trailers from each of Ms. Bergstrom's classes (according to her students-and us!) will be featured on the library website later next month.
  • Ms. Kane's 8th grade English class on a project, "New Twists on Timeless Tales: Pairing YA with the Classics." Students selected independent reading books for a project in which they had to pair classic literature with more contemporary retellings. Click HERE to see my book talk slides.
  • Ms. Hashem’s ESOL Level 1 class to develop their research skills to create vibrant and informative posters for Heritage Night on April 20th. The students will also create Google Slideshow presentations to orally present about their home countries to their classmates, including information on their country’s food, culture, sports, and government.

Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) Contest

Congratulations to Mr. Wilson and Ms. Sabino's 7th grade Lancer Time students on their pizza party and cookie party wins! These lucky, readerly classes won the raffle for the SSR parties for the second marking period. All students are encouraged to read on Friday afternoons!


African American History is OUR History

This Black History Month display has our books evenly divided by era, but the timeline paints a clearer picture of our history. "We are not makers of history, we are made of history." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Blind Date with a Book!

Take a blind date with a book, turn in the rate your date form, and you'll be entered to win a great prize!
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Websites of Note

Longfellow Middle School's Library Website

Access information and resources related to Longfellow Middle School's library program!

LMS_ Library's Virtual Bookshelf

Find out what's new in the LMS library!

Books Ms. Polidoro has read recently

Books Ms. Hoyle has read recently

LMS Librarians

Jennifer Polidoro

This is Jennifer Polidoro's third year as Head Librarian of Longfellow Middle School. Jennifer has an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in Secondary English Education from the College of William & Mary. In her free time, she loves reading, traveling, cooking, and chasing her toddler around the house. Some of her favorite books include Frankenstein, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and Noggin.

Lisa Hoyle

This is Lisa Hoyle's second year as a librarian at Longfellow Middle School. Lisa has an MLS from the University of Maryland. In her free time she loves reading, traveling, listening to music, and yoga. Some of her favorite books include Harry Potter, The Giver, and The Lunar Chronicles.