Welcome to the Lewisburg Primary School Library
The goal of the LPS library is for all students to develop a love of literature. Through the author studies, stations, and thematic studies, the Lewisburg Primary library will strive to reach students' goals in improving reading skills.
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Ms. Judi Stewart
About Ms. Judi
My name is Judi Stewart. I graduated in 1994 from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language Arts in 1996 from the University of Mississippi. I received my Library Media National Board Certification in 2018.
I taught second grade for sixteen years before making the move to the library. This is my 28th year of teaching. I am blessed to be a part of the LPS family.
My daughter, Merrill, is a senior at Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. She enjoys taking care of the animals on my parent's farm, The Office, and hanging out with her friends. My son, William, is a sophomore Northwest Mississippi Community College. William plays football for the Rangers! The Rangers were the 2020 MACCC and Junior College National Champs. He loves cooking, fishing, and video and music production.
I am a huge Mississippi State Bulldog fan! Nothing makes me happier than watching my Dawgs play. You will find me in the stands for each and every game cheering my team to victory. I also am a avid reader! I love to discover new authors to enjoy. Not only do I read books written for someone as old as I am, I love to discover new books for my LPS kiddos! My prayer is that they will develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime!
Author of the Month: Jan Brett
over forty one million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the
nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books.
lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts,
close to where she grew up. During the summer her
family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."
As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent
hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the
room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later
to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain,"
she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these
beautiful images come back to me in my painting."
Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."