Lewisburg Middle School Library

Librarian: Michelle Laxton



The Lewisburg Middle School Library currently has over 9,300 books, 21 magazine subscriptions, 15 student computers, and various reading centers. Classes are scheduled by literature teachers to come weekly. Computers are used for individual and class research, assignments, and projects. Books may be checked out by students for a period of two weeks. The library is open at 6:45 each morning, Student may come to the library during study hall, break, or during their regularly scheduled library time. Books may be rechecked once.

          Students key in their assigned ID# on the keypad at the Circulation Desk for checking out. Students are responsible for replacement costs on all lost or damaged books.

 Selection of Materials

Materials are selected to serve both teachers and students. The library media center contains a balanced comprehensive collection of media. This collection contributes to the instructional program of the schools and also includes materials, which provide for recreation and enrichment.

          In general, learning resources shall be selected for their strengths, rather than rejected for their weaknesses. The following criteria are used as a guide in selection: literary and artistic excellence/ lasting importance or significance to a field of knowledge/ contribution to the curriculum and the educational goals of the school/ favorable reviews found in standard selection sources/ reputation of author, producer, and publisher/ high degree of potential user appeal/ quality, durability, and variety of format/ value commensurate with cost and/or need.




Tristan isn’t Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he’s always been okay

with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the

greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents

decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville--a town with one street and no

restaurants. It’s like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that

can survive without bagels and movie theaters.

His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he’s tricked into believing

the local general store has life-changing, chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact

the owner hasn’t made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could

make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts,

and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand.

But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both

Gifted and Talented, and it's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew…






Language Arts Library Schedule

Monday & Thursday - 6th grade

Tuesday & Wednesday - 7th grade

Friday - 8th grade



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Book Reviews

Teen Ink

Teen Ink's collection of book reviews, all written by teenagers.


Teen Reads

Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.


Good Reads

Popular Middle School Books.


Research Websites

Writing a Research Paper

Homework help center.


Best Websites for students

... reliable—educational websites a student can bookmark and use to research ...


20 Great Research Websites for Kids

20 kid-friendly research sites on lots of topics. ... your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are.


Destiny Catalog Search

Destiny Catalog Database

Use this link to search library materials for Lewisburg Middle School


Magnolia Database

Magnolia Database

Websites for Teachers

Daily Starters

Scholastic's Daily Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/daily-starter/teacher?term_node_tid_depth=1428Scholastic's Daily Starters — fun, fast math and language arts prompts and questions, including Teachable Moments from history and Fun Facts

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Best Math Games


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Best For History educational materials developed by governemnt organizations includes:primary sources, videos, and photos


National Science Teachers Association

journal articles, experiment ideas, and a roundup of the latest science stories in the news


Smithsonian Education

The Smithsonian offers thousands of resources for educators, including lesson plans, virtual tours of their latest exhibits, and the opportunity to connect with experts in the field. 



Glogster bills itself as a tool for making interactive posters, or glogs, containing pictures, text, video, links, and animation. A glog on To Kill a Mockingbird might contain a link to the Scottsboro trial, a clip from the Gregory Peck movie, and a drawing of the tree where Boo Radley leaves gifts for Scout. Fun!



create short animated clips


Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance offers activities and teaching kits on topics ranging from the civil rights movement to the separation of church and state.


Annenberg Learner

Professional Development on the Go


National Education Association