About the Longfellow Library
Melanie H. Ford, Teacher Librarian
Ms. Ford has served as the Longfellow's teacher-librarian since 2014 but was its library media technician from 2007 to 2012. She was a history and Read 180 teacher at King Middle School from 2013-2014. Ms. Ford has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from UC Berkeley, her Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and her teaching credentials from Cal State East Bay. She loves reading and spending time with her husband and toddler when she has free time. Check out what she's reading on Goodreads!
Jenny Berggren, Library Assistant
Ms. Berggren has been Longfellow's Library Media Technician since 2015. She previously worked as a children's librarian at The New York Public Library from 2004-2012. She has a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, a Masters of Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, and an Advanced Certificate in School Media from Syracuse University. She enjoys hanging out with her husband and two kids, (watching) sports, playing flute and piano, and READING! Check out Ms. Berggren's Goodreads!
Longfellow Library Proctors
Longfellow Library could not operate without our student library workers! Our trained 8th grade library proctors help:
check-out library materials to students
shelve library materials
recommend books to students
promote reading with colorful displays
It is only with their able assistance that the rest of the library staff is able to focus on teaching and collection development. In 8th grade, all students can apply to be a Longfellow Library proctor.
Due to Distance Learning and safety protocols, the library will remain closed until further notice.
8:10 AM - 3:45 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:10 - 1:30 Wednesday
The Longfellow Library is open to students before and after school everyday except for Wednesday. The library is open at all lunches, unless there are classes scheduled during lunch. Teachers can send students to the library at any time with a pass.
*Hours can be subject to change, please listen during the Morning Announcements for any changes.
Longfellow Library Rules
The library is for reading, research and quiet study.
A pass from the teacher is required to use the library during class time.
Eat your food outside. No food, drink and gum in the library.
Use library furniture properly. Keep furniture in its assigned location.
Keep aisles clear.
Do not sit in the nonfiction section. An adult should be able to see you at all times.
Speak in quiet voices. No loud talking.
No texting, calling, or playing games on phones or electronics. Keep them off and in your backpacks.
Please follow these rules so that everyone can have a pleasant experience in the library. Failure to follow these rules will result in detention or a suspension of library privileges.
The protocol and timeline for students returning books to the library is still in progress and needs to be determined before circulation can begin.
Library Check-Out Policies
A current Longfellow Middle School student ID is, is helpful, but not required check out library materials.
The loan period for library materials are 2 weeks. You may check out 4 items from the library.
To check-out an audiobook, you must also have a copy of the print book--either one that you personally own, or a copy that you checked out from the Longfellow Library or a classroom library.
If you lose or damage a book, you are responsible for the cost of its replacement.
Battle of the Books!
A weekly club to read and discuss a variety of books. We then form teams and compete against King and Willard in an exciting trivia-style tournament in April! Meeting times and book titles will be announced in September. For the 2020-2021 school year, we meet on Thursdays at both lunches in the library (or virtually during distance learning).
Student Computer Use Rules
Acceptable Use Policy
Students sign the Acceptable Use Policy on enrollment and agree to the following Rules of Use:
1. The library computers are to be used to find library books,take Accelerated Reader quizzes and curriculum related assignments.
2. Students are issued an Accelerated Reader user name and password. This information is private. Students are not permitted to use another student's login information.
3. Downloading files or music, installing software or programs, changing the library computer settings are not permitted.
4. Abuse of computer privileges or equipment could result in loss of those privileges.
15,125 Library Books
13 Magazine Subscriptions
13 Internet-connected Computer Workstations for Students with access to a Printer