LMS Library Corner

January 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...

  • 7th grade science students on their research project related to Chesapeake Bay critters. We created a resource guide.
  • 7th grade English students 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!
  • 8th grade English students on research related to their persuasive essay assignment.
  • 7th & 8th grade students on research skills lessons: conducting keyword searches, using the FCPS databases, avoiding plagiarism, and using Noodle Tools to create Works Cited pages. See the link below for our new Step-By-Step guide to citing sources in NoodleTools.

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!

Recent Library Displays

New Year, New Books! In honor of the new year, check out one of the newest books to hit the LMS library shelves.
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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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Find out about our new books...

LMS_ Library's Virtual Bookshelf

Find out what's new in the LMS library!

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