LMS Library Corner

January 2018

What's Been Happening in the Library?

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

  • All of the 7th grade Science teachers on research skills lessons in preparation for their Wiki project. We created resource pages to help students find the information they needed: a Bay Critter Pathfinder and an Ecology Pathfinder.
  • Ms. Mulqueen's 8th grade English students on an Ashoka Changemaker research project. Students used a hyperdoc to help guide their initial exploration of the Ashoka.org website. After they picked their topics, they were in the library for a series of research skills lessons.
  • Ms. Bergstrom's 8th grade students for the introduction to their independent reading book trailer project. Students checked out books and had a brief lesson on book trailers. They will be back for some additional lessons when they've finished reading their books!
  • Ms. Kane's 8th grade English class presented their proposals to members of the Maycomb County Community Leaders Committee as a follow-up project to To Kill a Mockingbird. Both Ms. Hoyle and Ms. Polidoro were delighted to serve on the committee!

Student Library Advisory Committee

We are hoping to start a Student Library Advisory Committee—basically a small (15 members?) group that provides us with student input on library-related programs, events, displays, etc. We’ll likely meet twice a month during Lancer Time (day of the week to be determined!). All students interested in participating in the committee must complete a short survey that’s linked from our library website (longfellowlibrary.org) by Friday, February 2nd.


New Year... Brave New Worlds!

Think beyond the Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner series to try another great dystopian book on display at the library!
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Fiction Meets Reality

Read intriguing Fiction and Nonfiction pairings!
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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!

Books Ms. Polidoro has read recently

Books Ms. Hoyle has read recently

LMS Librarians

Jennifer Polidoro

This is Jennifer Polidoro's third 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 Noggin.

Lisa Hoyle

This is Lisa Hoyle's second year as a librarian at Longfellow Middle School. 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 The Lunar Chronicles.