Library

Students sitting at a table in the libraryWelcome to the Liberty Middle School Library—your school information center. Our mission is to provide literacy in various formats and teaching skills that prepare students for the changing world.

Hours of Operation

The LMS Library is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Research Databases

The Liberty Middle School Library offers a variety of online research databases for students.

Reading Olympians

  • The Reading Olympian program for middle schools is a continuation of the Reading Olympics Program that our HCPS elementary schools have successfully sponsored for many years. Reading Olympians are organized into competitive teams. Each team works with an adult coach to read 30 books between October and February. A school tournament is then held, and the top four teams from each middle school advances to compete in our county competition that is held in one of our middle schools. The winning team of that event will take home the county trophy. At a special Olympian Medal Ceremony, all participants will receive a medal for their accomplishments. 
  • The LMS Reading Olympian Program is sponsored in part by the Hanover Education Foundation (HEF) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). 
  • Parents or members of the community who are interested in volunteering as a Reading Olympian coach may contact a Liberty librarian staff for more information. 
  • Registration forms and the list of books used in this year's program can be found on Schoology under the LMS Library: community course. 

Policies & Procedures

Two students holding books with a visiting author

Loan Policies:

  • Students may check out up to three school library items at a time for a period of two weeks (10 school days).  

  • Only students enrolled in the Reading Olympian program may check out the reserved Reading Olympian titles. Those students may only check out one Reading Olympian title at a time to ensure that all participants have access to titles. This counts towards the three-item limit. 

  • Students may check out one magazine at a time, and this counts towards the three-item limit. Students may check out magazines for one week.

  • Students may check out one audiobook (CD) at a time. LMS does not furnish the CD player. Audiobooks count towards the three-item limit and are checked out for two weeks.

  • Students may check out E-books a for a period of two weeks, which does not count towards the three-item limit.

  • If a student has an overdue/missing item, he/she may not check out any additional items until the account is clear. Students must bring items into the school library to renew them rather than renewing online or over the phone. 

  • During the 2018-2019 school year, students will not be charged fines for overdue books.

Lost or Damaged Books:

  • Without exception, school library staff will charge the student for missing/lost books checked out under that student's name.

  • The fee for a missing book varies and is based upon the replacement cost of the book that is indicated in the Destiny (school library catalog) record.

  • Students may pay lost book fees via My School Bucks accounts,  by cash, or by check made payable to LMS.

Contact 

Phone: (804) 365-8086
Fax: (804) 723-8061

The impact of reading 20 minutes per day chart

Here's the impact of reading 20 minutes per day.

A student who reads 20 minutes per day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year and scores in 90th percentile on standardized tests.

A student who reads 5 minutes per day will be exposed to 282,000 words per year and scores in 50th percentile on standardized tests.

A student who reads 1 minute per day will be exposed to 8,000 weds per year and scores in 10th percentile on standardized tests.

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