Lydia Middleton Learning Commons

Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation

May 2018

Wow! It's hard to believe we've come to our last newsletter of the school year! It really seems that this year has just flown by! We would like to thank all of you for a wonderful year. Thank you for all of your help and support in the Learning Commons. We look forward to another amazing year starting in August.

May was a very exciting time with lots going on in the Learning Commons.


Mrs. Stevenson and Ms. Schmitt

2nd Annual Cardboard Carnival

A great time was had by all at our 2nd Annual Cardboard Carnival. We are so proud of the creativity, imagination, and craftsmanship that the fourth graders put into their cardboard carnival games. These experiences are truly the stuff that lasting memories are made of.
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https://youtu.be/UlYSqhhUJhM

Bubble Wand Testing!

Students constructed their own bubble wands using Morphi app, they were 3D printed, and then tested. Some students chose to make a basic wand with a circle opening and handle, some students got really creative in trying out different designs from large shapes to small circles to even using letters to spell their names. We ended with a group discussion, did the shape of the bubble wand change the shape of the bubble, did the size of the shape change the size of the bubble, did blowing harder or softer make a difference, what made some wands blow bubbles on top of bubbles? We had so much fun testing. Below you can see some of the bubble wands in action.
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2017-18 Rolling Returns Crew

A big thank you to our 4th grade Rolling Returns crew who have been so helpful in the Learning Commons! As members of Rolling Returns, students were required to remember which day of the week they were to work, visit each classroom to pick up library books students were ready to return, sort books and check them in.

Our end-of-year celebration photos below.

Summer Reading Kickoff!

The library is welcoming Summer with our annual Summer Reading Program Kickoff. All ages can participate in summer reading. Vehicles of all kinds will be on display during Touch-A-Truck. Great chance to see community vehicles up close and meet the people who drive them and use them for work! Trucks and vehicles will be located on Elm Street between Main and 3rd. Light snacks and reading program registration available in the auditorium. Pick up your summer reading logs and other materials today or any time after June 4th or click the link below.

Have a great summer!

About Us

Our goals are to:


  • Get students excited about the library space and learning.
  • Give students opportunities to work on engaging tasks.
  • Provide spaces to work collaboratively, think critically and creatively.


Also, to transition to a place where students DO stuff, not simply a place where students GET stuff.