Library Information


               8:30 - 3:35 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
               8:30- 2:00 Wednesdays
Library Rules and Policies
  • 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 in the cafeteria or outside of the library.  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.

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. 

    Library Holdings

    15,510 library books
           91 audio books
           16 magazine subscriptions
           13 Internet connected computer workstations
    School-wide WiFi connection

    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.

    Library Staff

    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 to listen to podcasts and run, read and sing karaoke when she has free time. Check out what she's reading on Goodreads!

    Jenny Berggren, Library Media Technician

    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!