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Welcome to the Lexington Montessori School Library

Hours:  8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday - Friday
Librarian: Laurel Ackles, M.L.S.

The library welcomes all members of the LMS community. It is the mission of the library staff to provide an enriching reading and study experience for children and adults. We strive to have current reference materials and recently published fiction for all age levels – toddlers to adults.

All LMS community members are encouraged to come to the library at any time to read, share a story with a child, and borrow books. Please check the library schedule for your child's library days. Our borrowing policies are also available.

LMS Summer Reading Program

The LMS librarian and classroom teachers suggest that each student read 3 books from the 2015 Summer Reading list. (We have a list for CH, LE, and UE, and another for middle school.) These critically acclaimed books were available at the LMS Book Fair and are readily available at any public library. Three postcards were handed out to each elementary and middle school student. After reading a book, they should draw a picture of the book and mail the postcard back to school, where we’ll post it on the bulletin board in the library. In September we will admire all the cards on the board!

Students may also select to return a postcard for any other book read over the summer. The goal is to get each student to read at least 3 books. Parents can be most helpful in the summer reading process by encouraging their students to read, by helping them to choose and assess books that they might enjoy, and by establishing a routine—a time and a place—for reading over the summer. Parents can model a love of reading during vacation and leisure times.

In addition to the books on the reading list, you may wish to visit a bookstore or library and allow your student to choose other books that appeal to him/her. Read a book together and talk about it. Read aloud to each other or listen to an audio book, especially when traveling. Mostly, help your student find time to read and together validate and honor the reading choices he/she makes throughout the summer months.
LMS Birthday Book Program
2014-2015 Birthday Books
Find a book to order on the LMS Birthday Book listThese books may either be sent directly to the LMS Library or to your home. If they are sent to the Library, please make sure the “gift from” is filled out.

Your child’s name will be placed on a plate in the front of the book. When it arrives, the book may be read during the child’s library class!

It is fun to go back through the years and see all the books given to the school. Check the front of the books your child brings home for any Birthday Books plates from previous children.  Who knows - you may even find one from your family!

Library News
Kindergarteners: How to use your library bag
Each kindergartener, on their first visit to the library, receives a drawstring plastic bag to carry their books to and from the library and home.

Kindles Available
Kindles are available in the library! To check out a kindle, your student must bring in the LMS Kindle User Agreement form. The forms can be printed out from the link, or your student can pick one up in their classroom or the library.
Library Links

Preview some of the new books available at the library

Use this link to search the LMS library catalog

Web access to the World Book encyclopedia

The metro-west library consortium

"KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results!"

Children's books read aloud

"The biggest get-your-kids-reading movement on the web"

A Dorling Kindersley website for kids to research and explore information about the world around them.
Library Forms & Information
2015 Summer Reading FAQ
Questions and answers about the LMS Summer Reading program

2015 Summer Reading List for CH, LE, and UE
Summer reading suggestions for students in Children's House, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary

2015 Summer Reading List for Middle School
Summer reading suggestions for students in middle school

Borrowing Policies
Library borrowing policies vary by grade. Please check this document for details.

Library Schedule
Library schedule by classroom and activity

LMS Kindle User Agreement
Students need to fill out and return this form to borrow a library Kindle. Please note that Kindle settings have been locked to ensure student safety.