LMS Library Corner

December Edition I

Library Updates

The LMS Library is gearing up for our annual Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be held in the library from December 5th-9th (next week!!), and students will be attending with their English classes. Students may also visit the fair before school (7:10-7:25), after school (2:15-3:00), and during Lancer Time and all lunch periods (with a pass from a teacher).

Parents and students are encouraged to shop our online book fair. The online fair is open from December 2nd-December 9th. Any books ordered online should be delivered in time for the holidays.

Interested in helping out?? We would love to have more parent volunteers to make sure this year’s book fair is fun and successful! If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Nicole Yakatan (nyakatan@aol.com), the PTA’s awesome volunteer coordinator. If you have any questions about the book fair itself, please feel free to contact Longfellow’s head librarian, Jennifer Polidoro (jepolidoro@fcps.edu).

In Other News...

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

  • 8th grade English students on their Ashoka research project. Students are investigating an Ashoka Fellow (from the Ashoka.org website) and researching the global issue he/she is working to improve.
  • 8th grade Science students on their research projects related to the Elements.
  • 7th & 8th grade students on research skills lessons: evaluating websites, conducting keyword searches, using the FCPS databases, avoiding plagiarism, and using Noodle Tools to create Works Cited pages.

Recent Library Displays

"Check it Out" Before You Check it Out... scan the QR code on each of these books to find out more about them! The QR codes link to book trailers, reviews, and lists of read-alike/ similar books.
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Battle of the Books Update

As a reminder, Battle of the Books (BOB) meets on Thursday afternoons in Room 121--across from the library. We are currently reading and discussing this year’s Virginia Reader’s Choice books (in no particular order). We are asking all BOB members to fill out this form for each of the books that they read. Ultimately, the book questions that they generate will be used for practice rounds of our competition. To find out more about this club, please visit the Battle of the Books Website.

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LMS_ Library's Virtual Bookshelf

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LMS Librarians

Jennifer Polidoro

This is Jennifer Polidoro's second 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 Graceling.

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Lisa Hedge

This is Lisa Hedge's first year as a librarian at Longfellow Middle School after being a librarian at Glen Forest Elementary School for three years. 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 Catherine, Called Birdy.

What I'm Currently Reading