“A book, being a physical object, engenders a certain respect that zipping electrons cannot. Because you cannot turn a book off, because you have to hold it in your hands, because a book sits there, waiting for you, whether you think you want it or not, because of all these things, a book is a friend. It’s not just the content, but the physical being of a book that is there for you always and unconditionally.”
― Mo Willems
Picture books combine text and artwork to tell a multi-faceted story. They are some of the first books we read and help to teach literacy and visual literacy, making them perfect for readers of all ages!
We celebrate the literary contributions of Toni Morrison, celebrated author of Beloved and The Bluest Eye, who died this past August. If you have not yet read her books, check out a copy at your library.
Another spectacular tee-shirt sighting in the library.
Author Jarrett Krosoczka visited both students and staff at LMMHS this past spring. After hearing his story, students were eager to read his forthcoming, autobiographical novel titled, Hey, Kiddo, which will be available on October 9th. Take a look at the The New York Times article about it, and head to the library after the 9th to borrow a copy.
This spring we were honored to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney to speak with our sixth grade students. The Pinkneys are world-famous authors and illustrators (Mr. Pinkney recently won the Caldecott Medal for his adaptation of The Lion and the Mouse); they enthralled students with their artwork and their stories.…
This winter has been brutal, though the cold and ice have made conditions perfect for sledding, an enormously popular sport at the turn of the century. This past fall, local historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder visited Lisa Wespiser’s junior English classroom to share her research on life in Lenox during the…
The library is thrilled to announce the installation of its new ART wall. This month features autumnal still lifes and works in graphite from 8th grade students in Ms. Romeo-Léger’s class. Please stop by to admire their work, grab a new book to read, and enjoy the view of the vibrant leaves as…
Mr. Jerry Pinkney, celebrated illustrator, and his wife, Mrs. Gloria Jean Pinkney, a published author, visited the 6th grade class this January. Students had been enjoying Mr. Pinkney’s work and studying his life during their weekly reading classes in the library. He shared his sketchbooks, artistic process, and inspiration. Students…
Many thanks to Ruth Freifeld and our 6th grade models for this beautiful new poster noting the library’s hours! Ruth is in Ms. Romeo-Léger’s Graphic Design class where she brilliantly designed our new poster. Thanks, Ruth!
We have gorgeous bookmarks to color, new coloring books, and brand new beautiful markers in the library! On your next visit, factor in some time to unwind and create something gorgeous! Many thanks to Sammie Peebles for her fabulous photograph!
Swing down to the library to help piece this ocean scene together.
The library is pleased to welcome Ms. Melissa Pehlert as our new library assistant! Prior to working at LMMHS, Ms. Pehlert worked at Morris Elementary for the past 11 years, most recently as a paraprofessional in the kindergarten classroom. A native of Berkshire County and a Lenox resident for 20…
Laptop losing power? Need to recharge? Fear not! The library’s got you covered. We now have 3 Mac chargers for you to borrow. No need to stress over low power any longer.
This year we have added more board games to our collection; students have enjoyed taking a break from class to strategize and relax. (Would you like a game we don’t own? Make your case to Ms. Kennedy!)
It has been a bizarre winter in New England, to say the least, and we wanted to do something to shake things up and get us out of the winter doldrums. To that end, we hosted a Blind Date with a Book event: we wrapped some new books that were…