LMS Library Corner

March 2018

What's Been Happening in the Library?

In spite of being closed for nearly a week for SOL testing, we've been busy working with teachers and students on a variety of interesting projects. We've worked with...

  • Ms. Haber's Read 180 and Action Literacy students on a Speed Dating with Books circulation activity.
  • Ms. Wu's 7th grade English students on a series of research skills lessons (using the databases, evaluating websites, note-taking, avoiding plagiarism, & citation) as they researched different topics related to the food industry.
  • Mr. Wilson's 7th grade English students on citation and on using the FCPS databases to research an American president.
  • 8th grade English students for a research skills review game using Socrative (room name=ZVC366XQK)-- in preparation for the 8th Grade Writing SOL.
  • Ms. Scheel's 7th grade Social Studies students for a research project related to advertising in the Roaring 20's. Students are using Google Slides to create virtual advertisements for a product that would appeal to 1920's consumers.

During the week that the library was closed for SOL testing, we set up a mobile library checkout station outside the cafeteria during all lunch periods. See the picture above!


Lucky Day Green Books

Some of these green books had lucky four leaf clovers hidden in them. Students who chose those books were in for a treat--literally!
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Books Featuring Tough Leading Ladies

In honor of Women's History Month, we wanted to encourage LMS students to read books featuring indomitable women.
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Something New... "Library in the Loo"

In an effort to spread the word about our new books, we have started creating monthly flyers that our student volunteers post in the LMS student bathrooms. Click the links below to see some of our "Library in the Loo" book ads.

Books Ms. Polidoro has been reading

Books Ms. Hoyle has been reading

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.

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.