LMS Library Corner

March 2017 Edition I

Library Updates

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 for a research skills review game using Socrative (room name=ZVC366XQK)-- in preparation for the 8th Grade Writing SOL next week.
  • 7th grade English students from a variety of classes on a Speed Dating with Books activity. Students went on a number of short book dates in order to meet some "just right" books. Click HERE to see the scorecard!
  • All 7th grade English students on research skills lessons: evaluating websites and using Noodle Tools to create Works Cited pages.

Current Library Display

New Books: In case you missed it... A bunch of new books we bought at the book fair in December are out on display!
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Women's History Month Display: Come check out a book about real women who have made a difference, or books with strong female characters!

In Other News...

  • The LMS Library will be closed from Monday, March 6th- Wednesday, March 8th for SOL testing. We expect everything to be back to normal by Thursday.

  • We have TONS of new books in the library! Students are encouraged to check them out--literally!
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Find out about our new books...

LMS_ Library's Virtual Bookshelf

Find out what's new in the LMS library!

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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Check out our website!

Longfellow Middle School's Library Website

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

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

Interested in helping out in the LMS Library?

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Nicole Yakatan (nyakatan@aol.com), the PTA’s awesome volunteer coordinator. We always have plenty of projects in the library!