LMS Library Corner

June 2018 Edition

Library Updates

These last couple of weeks we have been gearing up for the end of the year and also working with Ms. Hashem's and Mr. Tyrell's ESOL students on a research project learning about countries and cities around the world by creating detailed maps within Google My Maps and analyzing cultural artwork using Google Arts & Culture.

We've also been working on a website to promote summer reading. Please scroll down for more information related to that!

Assorted Announcements...

Library books are due!

Students need to return all library materials ASAP--in order to clear their accounts before summer break. This is especially important for eighth grade students.

Silent Sustained Reading

Congratulations to Ms. Godwin's Lancer Time students for winning the fourth quarter SSR pizza party, and to Ms. Bergstrom's 8th grade Lancer Time students for winning the fourth quarter SSR cookie party! We've been thrilled by the level of participation in this program this school year. It's wonderful to see so many LMS students reading!

Summer Reading

Our 2018 Summer Reading @Longfellow site is up and running! This site provides LMS students with information related to summer reading requirements, contests, and recommended reading lists. Be sure to click on the button below to find out all about our summer reading program here at Longfellow!

Public Library Cards

In an effort to promote summer reading, we'd like to encourage all LMS students to acquire library cards (if they don't have them already!) for Fairfax County Public Library.

Even if students aren't able to make it to the public library over the summer, as long as they have a library card, students will be able to borrow an endless supply eBooks through FCPL's Overdrive account. Overdrive is a book lover's dream! There are tons of wonderful Young Adult books and no late fees! When your loan period is up for a book, the book simply disappears from your account. Ebooks may be downloaded onto any eReader (such as Kindle or Nook), tablet, or smart phone. Students who don't possess one of these devices can read eBooks on their computers. Overdrive also offers innumerable audiobooks that can be played on any device that plays mp3s. It's such an awesome resource!

To obtain a temporary library card (good for three weeks), students and parents can apply online. In order to acquire a more permanent card, you will have to pay a quick visit to your local library.

Award Winning Books Display

This display highlighted winners and honor books of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, William C. Morris Debut Award, Michael L. Printz Award, Odyssey Award and Newbery Award, as well as other awards for literature.
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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 Been Reading

Books Ms. Hoyle has been reading

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 Graceling.

Lisa Hoyle

This is Lisa Hoyle's second 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.

Interested in helping out in the LMS Library?

Please let us know! We always have plenty of projects in the library!