Lakeview Library Media Center (LMC) Project

The Lakeview 21st Century Library Media Center Task Force made the commitment to transform the current library space into a 21st Century environment that represents the "hub" of the Lakeview Family when considering collaborative opportunities for learning, connections to the world, personalized journeys to highlight individual learning styles and interests, and enhancing community connections.

The LMC Task Force developed a vision statement and a 3-year plan for converting the existing library space into a state-of-the-art environment for Lakeview Family members and the South Milwaukee community. The Lakeview LMC Vision Statement is as follows:

In support of the South Milwaukee District vision and mission, Lakeview Elementary seeks to create a 21st Century Library Media Center (LMC) that strives to be a center of collaborative, personalized learning that affords opportunities for students to appreciate literature and the cultural arts, to learn creative thinking skills, to become critical seekers of information and ideas, and to use instructional and educational technology effectively so they become independent life-long learners and decision makers.

PHASE 1: Over the 2014 summer, major changes occurred in the Lakeview LMC. They included:

  • New window installation
  • New carpet installation
  • Removal of wall separating the library space and computer lab
  • Vibrant painted walls
  • Genrefication of entire library book collection (thanks to staff and parent volunteers!)

PHASE 2: Over the 2015-16 school year, additional changes were made which included:

  • A major reconfiguration of the LMC floorplan, creating individual classroom space, small and large group spaces
  • Furniture purchases that included: interlocking, mobile "puzzle-shaped" tables to accomodate a variety of LMC participants; feedback chairs that provide each individual with the motion feedback they may require; large, mobile foam pieces of furniture for LMC participants to lounge on while reading, all financed through Lakeview building budget funds and Lakeview PTO funds
  • Mrs. Ramirez, our Lakeview Art Teacher, facilitated student groups in a number of artistic design and painting projects that provided rich, colorful, mobile bookshelves for the LMC
  • A large interactive whiteboard was mounted on a LMC wall for classroom / grade level use
  • A "green screen" was also placed on the wall for students to begin exploring broadcasting and filming opportunities
  • Mrs. Tierney's family member created a magical, life-like tree that students sit around on real tree stumps to read

Stay tuned for future LMC updates!!!!!!wink


A+ Math

  • Math games and activities

Alexander Researcher   

  • Look for books available at the Lakeview Library  

BadgerLink Resources

  • A state-supported site that allows students to search journals and newspapers for current information

Copyright information


Culturegrams   Username:  smsd;  Password:  smsd

  • Maps, pictures and information about the individual states and other countries of the world


  • Pre-K–6 resources for teachers, students, and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home


  • Free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy


  • Grolier Encyclopedia for kids

Investigations Math Games

  • These pages provide links to games and activities that are mathematically worthwhile and, we hope, interesting and engaging to students in the given grade bands

Jan Brett

  • Activities, games, and information about the books by the popular author, Jan Brett


  • Keyboarding practice


  • Keyboarding practice

Learning Planet

  • Learning games and activities for different grade levels

Lizard Point

  • Geography and Math quizzes

Maps 101    Username:  sdsm00;  Password:  sdsm

  • Map and Geography activities


  • Videos and information from NASA

National Geographic

  • Information, games, and pictures about animals and countries


  • Website of The American Museum of Natural History with lots of information and activities

PBS Kids

  • Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music

Primary Games

  • Educational games for all subjects


  • Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search,      criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists

Random House Kids

  • Website of the Random House Publishing company where you can find information about books, authors, games and activities

Random House Magic Treehouse

  • Information and games related to the Magic Treehouse Book series.

Reading Planet

  • Reading and writing activities and games

Scholastic Kids

  • Website of the Scholastic Publishing company where parents, teachers and students can find information about books, authors, games and activities

Search Engine

  • Student friendly search engine

Search Engine

  • Search engine designed for Elementary students


  • Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects
    for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety.
    Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,
    presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!

South Milwaukee Public Library


  • Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books