LMS Library Corner

April 2017 Edition

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...

  • Ms. Nightingale's 8th grade English students on a poetry stations activity. Students wrote original poems in a variety of forms- acrostic, found, magnetic, and even book spine poetry.
  • Ms. Mulqueen's 8th grade English students on a book trailer project. Students used Adobe Spark to create short advertisements for their independent reading books. Click HERE to see our Book Trailer Guide resource page.
  • Ms. Kane's 8th grade English students for a book checkout activity. Take a look at our Book Talk Slides to see which new books we highlighted.
  • Ms. St. Germain's 7th grade students on research projects related to famous unsolved mysteries. Check out our Researching Unsolved Mysteries page.
  • Prospective LMS students! We provided sixth grade students with an introduction to the LMS library when they toured the school with their elementary classes.

Current Library Displays

Poetry Display: It's National Poetry Month! Students are encouraged to check out some exquisite books of poetry and fictional novels that are written in verse. Scroll down for information on our upcoming Poem in Your Pocket Day festivities.
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Other Announcements...

March Madness VRC Book Tournament

The champion of LMS's Mach Madness VRC Book Tournament is Jonathan Stroud's The Screaming Staircase. This book was also Longfellow's pick for the statewide Virginia Reader's Choice contest, garnering the most votes of any of the books in this year's lineup. The four LMS students who made the most accurate bracket predictions are receiving prizes courtesy of the PTA.

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Silent Sustained Reading

Congratulations to Ms. Miller's 8th grade Lancer Time students for winning the third quarter SSR pizza party! The fourth quarter pizza party is still up for grabs, so students are reminded to bring independent reading books with them to LT on Tuesday afternoons. If we catch classes reading, we will award them with a sticker on their Reading Card. The classes with the most stickers at the end of the quarter will be entered into a raffle to win the next pizza party.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, students who show Ms. Polidoro or Ms. Hedge that they have a poem in their pocket on Thursday, April 27th will receive a tasty treat in the library!

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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!