Friday, December 9, 2016


Book Fair Success

A few new books we received from the book fair!
Many thanks to everyone who supported our book fair this year, including over 15 parent volunteers! Special thanks to Kim Fordham and Erin Beran for their assistance manning the fair and arranging volunteers for coverage.

And thanks to all the students and teachers who supported the Learning Center book collection by making purchases.

We look forward to adding some great new titles to the collection--be on the lookout for special displays of new books.

Happy reading! :-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Book Fair Is Here!

Book Fair Location: 

LMS Learning Center

Book Fair Hours


Before school, After school. 7th grade LA classes visit.


Before school, After school. 6th grade LA classes visit.


After school, 8th grade LA classes visit. ALSO OPEN during evening basketball games!


Before school, After school.


Before school only. Book fair will be packed by noon.

Hope to see you!


Monday, November 21, 2016

Book Fair 2016

The Book Fair Is Coming Soon!

The LMS Scholastic Book Fair will take over half of the Learning Center from December 5th-9th, 2016. Students will visit the book fair with their Language Arts classes. In addition, the fair will be open briefly before and after school from Tuesday Dec. 4th through Thursday, Dec. 6th, and during a home basketball game one evening that week. You can also shop at the online fair by clicking HERE!

If you'd like to see what the book fair has to offer this year, please take a look at the highlights video below. Then prepare your holiday shopping list and save up a few dollars for some great book shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Breakout Attempt

6th Graders (Almost) Break Out!

Last week the 6th grade LA classes attempted their first Breakout, a team game where students have to break into a locked box by finding solutions to a series of problems. Students worked hard, but weren't able to break out this time. However, in the last class of the second day, one group came SO CLOSE! These girls opened all but one of the four locks on the box, but ran out of time to get the last one open. 

Now that the we understand the kind of problem-attack skills that a Breakout requires, I'm confident that a team will be do it the next time. Kudos to everyone for their efforts!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Banned Books

What's a Banned Book?

Banned books are books that have been banned or challenged in schools and libraries throughout the country for a variety of reasons.

Here at Lakeshore Middle School, we buy age-appropriate books for a wide variety of middle school readers.  We have students with different religions, different ethnicities, different family backgrounds, and different life experiences.  We have books to suit all of them!  

If you're looking for a special kind of book to match your needs, we can help you find it.  And if you find a book that doesn't meet your preferences, don't choose it! :-)

Learn more about banned books on the following sites. Remember, we won't have all of these at LMS, because some are written for elementary or high school students. Click on the Destiny Catalog link (in the right sidebar) to see whether LMS owns a specific book.

~Wayne State College has a great list of banned books with reasons for their being banned at THIS LINK.

~HERE is another list by the New York Public Library.

~Teenreads publishes a blog feature called "UnBan a Book." HERE is the list of teen books they've advocated "unbanning." 

~15 Banned Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read! HERE is the list of highly acclaimed titles. 

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Book Looks 4

Available this fall in the media center...

(click on the title to open video trailer)

Wing & Claw by L.S. Park
Summerlost by Ally Condie

Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner
My Name is Not Friday by Jon Walter
The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton
Backlash by S.D. Littman

The Lie Tree by F. Hardinge
Gabriel Finley by George Hagen
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (YA level)
The Memory of Light by F.X. Stark

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome Back!

Beginning Again . . .

Welcome back to all our 7th and 8th graders! And 6th graders, we're excited to have you here at the middle school!

Coming to the media center in the next few weeks are many new books--fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more. Be watching for new book displays and for links here on the media center home page to video trailers for new books.

Check 'em out and then CHECK 'EM OUT! :-)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wrapping Up the School Year

Almost Over!

As the school year closes, please know that all library materials are to be returned by May 27, the Friday before Memorial Day.  That's a very busy week at LMS, with many field trips, picnics, and other events. Therefore, try to return your books as early in the week as possible.  Remember also to pay all fines--they WILL travel with you to the next grade level, even if you are going to the high school, 8th graders! :) 

Ms. Doyen and I appreciate your cooperation with this!

Mrs. Johnson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Holocaust and WWII Era Book Reviews

The LMS Learning Center owns a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction related to World War II and the Holocaust.  In anticipation of Holocaust survivor Eva Kor's upcoming visit to Lakeshore Middle School, LMS 8th graders have read and reviewed some of those books, and we encourage others to read them, too!

Book Looks 3

Available this spring in the library learning center...

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Allison McGhee
Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Rescue by Michael J. Rosen
Wheels of Change by Sue Macy

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Looks 2

Preview more of our NEW books!

Click the titles listed below to link to the book trailers.

The Rosemary Spell by V. Zimmerman
The Sleeper and the Spindle by N. Gaiman
The Darkest Path by J. Hirsch
Just a Drop of Water by K. O. Cerra

Frankenstein by M. Shelley, illustrated by G. Grimly
The Thickety by J.A. White
The Odds of Getting Even (and other books in the series) by S. Turnage
The Only Ones by A. Starmer

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by A. Pitcher
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by S. Manzano
Stella by Starlight by S. Draper
Wild Card by Tiki and Ronde Barber

Book Looks 1

Check out a trailer; check out a book! Click the titles listed below to link to the book trailers.

Faceless by Sheinmel
Making the Cut by Gurevich
A Frozen Heart by Rudnick

Code of Honor by Gratz
Soar by Bauer
A Crack in the Sky by Hughes
The Finest Hours by Tougias

Saint Anything by Dessen
Salt to the Sea by Sepetys
Life in Motion by Copeland
The Honest Truth by Gemeinhart

Monday, March 7, 2016


Welcome to the New LMS Media Center Web Page!

  • Please take a moment to tour our new site. 
  • Notice that IMPORTANT LINKS are in a list in the right sidebar. ->
  • Additional pages are linked to the tabs above.
  • Take a look at the new BOOK LOOKS page, which highlights selected NEW books and provides links to YouTube book trailers for those titles.
Stay tuned; there's more to come!