What's Happening in the Library?

Summer Reading

posted May 12, 2017, 11:11 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated May 19, 2017, 9:55 AM ]

    All incoming 6th graders as well as next year's 7th and 8th graders can join in with some summer reading fun! All students that read 4 books and fill in this form for each book read between June 12th to August 21st, will be invited to a special event at the beginning of the 2017-18 school. Don't miss out on a chance to enjoy some pizza, prizes, and games! 

Summer Book Form

Public Library Form for Each Branch

Book Fair

posted Nov 16, 2016, 8:33 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 8:33 AM ]

Visit the book fair this week!
Open during lunch and after school 
Organized by our fantastic PTSA. 
(Thank you PTSA!!!!)


posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:49 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 9:49 AM ]

My goodness the month of October just zoomed by. While regular activities during break such as; guitar, homework, and playing games abounded, so did several more.

The science department grew pumpkins in our school garden experimenting with growth when using compost vs. Los Osos sand. When seeing the pumpkins next to each other it's clear as to which is the better option when gardening around here. The pumpkins were displayed in the library before being sent out to advisory classes for a decorating competition. Thank you Science Department for sharing your lovely experiment with us!


and of course we had a normal promotion of themed materials that can be found in the library to support this month's big holiday...HALLOWEEN!!

Now onto the big library happenings of the month. The Library Murder Mystery and the showing of the "Book of Life".

Inspired by the spooky season it felt only right to introduce a murder mystery game to the LOMS students. A BIG shout out to all the teachers who allowed me to use their names! Students were instantly intrigued by this activity and once they discovered that their owns teachers were involved with the crime, they were hooked. Students were provided with a paper to write down their clues and had to follow the storyline to find the next clue hidden somewhere within the library. We had so many participants and it was obvious that students enjoyed being detectives at the scene. 


In honor of Dia de los Muertos Mrs. Meinke and Mrs. Yuhasz-Fahy provided several activities for students to participate in during their lunch breaks over the course of several weeks. (I should have taken more photos!) Students used tissue paper to create beautiful cutouts to hang on the ofrenda that was displayed in the cafeteria. Another lunch activity was making luminaries out of old cans. There was also an opportunity for students to decorate sugar skull cookies (and then eat them of course). At the end of the two week period on Thursday students were able to sign up and watch the movie "The Book of Life" in the library with popcorn and treats. It was a truly a fun experience that many students greatly appreciated. THANK YOU MRS. MEINKE AND MRS. YUHASZ-FAHY for providing our students with fun and cultural activities!


We're looking forward to a thankful and thoughtful November, until next time LOMS Lions!

Banned Books Week

posted Sep 29, 2016, 1:23 PM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 7:41 AM ]

    Every year libraries across the world celebrate Banned Books Week. For 1 week out of the year librarians  bring awareness about censorship happening in libraries by creating displays and instigating discussions with students. In the LOMS Library you will find the display pictured below. Each one of these books has either been challenged or has actually been banned from school libraries at some point in their history. Our students are always amazed when they lift the brown paper with the reasons a book was challenged to find a book they have read! It sparks some very interesting conversations involving their opinions of these books and the reasons as to why they were challenged.  The titles range from Captain Underpants to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

"The Misperception"

posted Sep 27, 2016, 10:27 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 10:27 AM ]

"Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes." Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.

This Week in the Library!

posted Sep 16, 2016, 11:07 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 11:40 AM ]

It has been a fantastic week in the LOMS Library. Classes came back this week from their first library visit to return, renew, and check out more books. In just the first month of school and there have already been over 1,300 books checked out! That's an average of 2 books checked out to EVERY student in this school! FANTASTIC!!

There have also been classroom visits to introduce students to some of the resources that are provided to them through the district. In Ms. Brooke's and Mr. Angel's rooms we explored the ETC Portal with a fun scavenger hunt. In Ms. Spindler's and Mr. Jarvis's rooms students learned more about what the online library catalog has to offer with ebooks and the Open Educational Resources tab. And Mr. Riley's classes got a special treat with a book tasting!

All in all, this has been a great Library week for all the English classes that visited. I just can't wait for next week's library visits.

Also, please know that LOMS library is still looking for parent volunteers to help out in the library as well as any book donations! 

End of the Year and the LOMS Summer Reading Program

posted May 9, 2016, 4:57 PM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated May 10, 2016, 8:52 AM ]

The end of the year is looming closer and summer is just around the corner. We can almost smell the sunblock and feel the sand between our toes, but we mustn't let our summer dreams let us forget our current duties. As the end of the year gets closer so does the final book due date. 

All Books Due June 1st

Bring them back!

LOMS Library is excited to announce that this year we will be allowing students to check out library books over the summer! Pick up a permission slip in the library (must be signed by and parent/guardian) or click here to print. Check out up to 10 summer books between June 2-8.

Checking out library books will be a great way for students to be able to participate in the LOMS Summer Reading Program. Read those books and next year you will be welcomed back with an extended lunch and a pizza party. Students will need to fill out a sign-up form before summer starts. The sign-up form is available in the library or you can print it from here.

So bring your books back by June 1st, grab a summer check out permission slip, and fill out the Summer Reading Program sign up sheet!

Wanted ‎‎(Return those books!)‎‎

Rainbow Day for Advisory Turned into Unicorn Day in the Library

posted Feb 18, 2016, 11:28 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 1:35 PM by Rylie Biane ]

The library doesn't have an advisory class so we were not assigned any colors on "Rainbow Day". Therefore it only made sense to represent the rainbow itself. As a unicorn. LOMS' Library Lions all wanted to join too and it became a wonderful day of creativity! Many students created their own unicorn horns, decorated, and colored them.


Blind Date with a Book

posted Feb 5, 2016, 9:22 AM by Cassondra Hodgkin   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 1:34 PM by Rylie Biane ]

Students get to choose their book "date"  without knowing the title or seeing the cover. When finished reading they can "Rate their date" to enter a raffle.


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