LMS Library Corner

September Edition


We are so excited to kick off the new school year in the Longfellow Library! We've had a few changes since last year, that I'd like to start off by highlighting. After working in the LMS Library for many years, librarian Matt Beall has retired. We wish him the best as he enjoys his next chapter in Athens, GA! Though we were sorry to see Matt leave, we are very fortunate to welcome our new librarian, Lisa Hedge, to the LMS family. Lisa joins us from Glen Forest Elementary, where she worked as a librarian for the last three years. Lisa brings a wealth of experience and passion to the position, and I look forward to working with her this year to further develop our library program.

To find out a bit more about this library program, we recommend exploring our library website and perusing our LibraryThing virtual shelf. The library website is the best way to find out about library events, new books, and research-related resources. Some other avenues we will use to communicate information this year: Twitter, bi-monthly newsletters posted in the KIT, and Blackboard. Please feel free to contact us by email (best!) or phone if you ever have any questions! If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please email Nicole Yakatan (nyakatan@aol.com), our volunteer coordinator. Nicole will be happy to add you to her distribution list for the SignUpGenius. We always have plenty of projects in the library!

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Summer Reading Updates

We can't wait to hear about all the awesome books that LMS students read over the summer! Just as a reminder, the Summer Reading @ Longfellow page offers information on required reading and descriptions of a wide array of fun reading challenges. In order to be considered for prizes for the FCPS Book Your Summer contest, students must submit their read cards by Wednesday, September 7th. To do this electronically (the preferred method), students can simply complete the form on this website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYS16 Alternatively, paper copies of the form may be submitted to a librarian. The same deadline applies.

Informational Bookmark for Library Patrons

This is a copy of the bookmark we'll be giving to students during their library orientations over the next couple of weeks. The bookmark includes our contact information, links to important websites, and passwords for the FCPS databases and e-Books.

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!

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.

Books I Enjoyed This Summer

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.

Books I Enjoyed This Summer