LMS Library Corner

December 2017 Edition I

What's Been Happening in the Library?

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

  • Ms. Smith and Ms. Brown's students--the winners of our first quarter Silent Sustained Reading challenge.
  • Ms. Huftalen's 8th grade Civics classes on a lesson on identifying bias in the news and a lesson on propaganda techniques used in political campaign ads. Click here to access MediaBiasFactCheck.com, a handy website devoted to identifying potential bias in popular news sources.
  • 7th and 8th grade English students on a variety of research skills lessons: evaluating and selecting sources of information, conducting an effective key word search, plagiarism, and citation.

We've also hosted a variety of classes in the library, from Madame Barrau's French students and Ms. Blum/Barry's theater students, to Mr. Schlobach's 8th grade Civics students and Mr. O'Connor's 7th grade P.E. students.

Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday, December 4th-Friday 8th

The LMS library’s annual Scholastic book fair is its largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the fair are used to purchase new books and equipment for the library. Students will be visiting the fair next week with their English classes. The book fair will also be open briefly before school (7:15-7:25), during lunch, during Lancer Time, and after school each day until 3:00pm. Parents, students, and teachers are encouraged to visit the fair, whether in person or online! Our online fair has an even larger selection of books and materials. Visit our online book fair! Orders take 5-10 business days to process, so don’t delay!

Books make excellent gifts! A number of LMS teachers have created book fair wish lists of books they would love to add to their classroom libraries. Students and parents are encouraged to check out our teacher wish lists—whether in person at the fair (see our poster!) or online, by clicking the “School Wish Lists” tab.

Current Library Displays

The Naughty List... characters sure to get coal in their stockings!

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Season's Readings

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Battle of the Books Club

Battle of the Books Club meets after school on Thursdays in Room 121. It's not too late to join! To find out more about this club, please visit the Battle of the Books Website. We are currently reading and discussing this year's Virginia Readers' Choice Books for Middle School students. To find out more about this selection of the books, click here.

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 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.

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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.

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