LMS Library Corner

October Edition, Part I

Library Updates

We have finished our student library orientations! All 1300+ students should now be familiar with our library and its resources. It's been such a pleasure for us to meet LMS students, new and old!

Since wrapping up our library orientations, we've been busy working with teachers and students on a variety of research projects. We've worked with...

  • 7th grade science teachers on a biomes research project
  • 7th grade social studies students on PBL assignments related to the American Reconstruction
  • 8th grade English students on research projects related to "Tolerance" and "Teaching Science Through Stories"
  • ELL students on using myON for reading and assignments

If you are ever 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!

Library Display for Banned Book Week

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To find out more about Banned Book Week, the American Library Association's annual celebration of our freedom to read, click HERE.

Battle of the Books

Our first Battle of the Books meeting was on Thursday, September 22nd, and we were happy to have such a great turnout--20 students! As a reminder-- Battle of the Books

meets on Thursday afternoons in the library. We are currently reading and discussing this year’s Virginia Reader’s Choice books (in no particular order). Once we've read a number of the books, students will form teams and compete against each other to see who knows the books the best. To find out more about this club, please visit the Battle of the Books Website.

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.

What I'm Currently Reading

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