Edison Elementary School

Contact Me

Greska, Mary
LMC Director mgreska@elmhurst205.org
McGinnis, Jean
Technology Media Assistant
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 I cannot live without books.

               Thomas Jefferson

Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx








Edison Library Media Center

GRADUATING FIFTH GRADERS: Middle School Summer Reading Assignment

Graduating 5th graders/Soon-To-Be Sixth Graders:  Pay attention!  As we discussed in May, you will want to make a GREAT first impression on your middle school teachers by completing your Summer Reading Assignment ON TIME.  Also, as we promised in May, we have all the information you need right here, in the event you misplaced what you received in May.


1.  You read two books in the same genre from the Middle School Summer Reading List (from the Elmhurst Public Library).  Click here for this list.

2.  You complete the " Summer Reading 2017 Middle School Reading Guide" Parts 1,2 and 3.  Click here for this guide which includes all instructions.


Have a terrific summer!  Make us proud at Sandburg!



Bobcat Battle of the Books

The Bobcat Battle of the Books regular season has come to a close!  We have crowned our 2017 Battle Champs - The Revenge of the Swag Book Squids!  While the Sour Pickles really gave it their all at the championship battle, the Revenge of the Swag Book Squids were just too far ahead to catch!  Congratulations to 5th graders Jack, Cole, Marty, Joaquin, Josh and Hector!  The Edison Champion Battle Team will go on to compete for Edison at the D205 Crosstown Classic Battle to be held after school on Monday, April 24th at Field School.


All Battle participants are welcome to come and cheer on our Edison Champs as they battle for the District Crosstown Classic trophy at Field School on April 24th!   GET READY TO BATTLE!

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Edison Studio activities are underway!

Mrs. Greska and Mrs. McGinnis are excited about all the creations, challenges and collaboration happening in our new Edison Studio! Click here to see what the students have been doing.   Many thanks to Mrs. Venable for the terrific custom-made sign and more thanks to the wonderful Edison PTA for funding much of  the Edison Studio supplies!

National Geographic Bee

Sixteen members of our Geo-Trekkers Geography Club competed in the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, January 25th.  It was terrific to watch eight boys and eight girls compete in this nationwide geography challenge.  Both our champion, Billy, and our runner-up, Erin, are in 5th grade.  Congratulations to them, and to all the Geo-Bee participants!


We welcome nine students into the highly revered Edison Library Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame!  Each read ALL 20 of the books nominated this past year for the 2017 Bluestem Award!  Our 2017 inductees:  Bobby B. (for the second year in a row),  Jack C., Camden D., Margaret P., Bruno M., Ethan S., Aidan L., Carter N., and Lauren M..  CONGRATULATIONS to each of them for setting a goal and achieving it!


the Hall of Fame inductees and sixteen other students who read enough books to qualify, participated in a Mini-Golf nad Taco Lunch in the Edison Library.  These readers set up mini-golf holes on Friday May 5th, and then played the course Monday, May 8th while enjoying a taco lunch.  There were hats, golf balls and  new B2018 luestem/Caudill books for everyone (thanks to the Edison PTA!)!



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The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017 Edition

After answering questions for 7 rounds, visiting 5 continents, speaking Chinese at the Red Dragon restaurant, making pyramids, designing flags and learning a whole lot about a whole lot of places in the world, we finally have a winner.  It was a really AMAZINGLY competitive race this year. The Awesome Fireballs, Carter N. and Sawyer V., have WON The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017! with a final score of 604 points (out of 610 possible points).  These two 3rd graders led throughout the season and held on to their lead against several worthy challengers!  The Global Explorers, Megan M. and Alexa C. (a former champ herself), came in a close second place with 600 points, only four points behind our leader.  Team Papyruses Spaghetti, Anthony O. and Aiden C., finished in third place with 574 points.  Get ready for next year's challenge - it promises to be amazing!  Thanks to all the teams that participated!  

 What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.

                                                        Harold Howe

Library Catalogs

Looking for a book?   Click the links below to see what you can find in Edison's LMC and in your public library!

Edison Library Catalog


Elmhurst Public Library Catalog

Learning Resources for YOU!

Browsing for interesting websites?  Learning about a topic? Researching for school?  Interested in a famous person?  Here are some links to databases that are available to Edison students. Usernames and passwords (required to access these databases from home) are available at school - please see Mrs. Greska or Mrs. McGinnis if you need reminders of usernames and passwords to use from home, or if you have any questions.




Grolier Online Encyclopedia

Britannica Online Encyclopedia



ScienceFlix (courtesy of the Edison PTA)



Discovery Education  


     Celebrating a birthday, holiday, special person or occasion in your family or in your child’s life?   Choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to celebrate a birthday (instead of a sugary treat!) Maybe you will choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to donate to the Edison LMC in honor of a special child, family member, teacher or to commemorate holiday or event.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

    If you are looking for book ideas, please email or call Mrs. Greska.   We do prefer hardcover books as they are much more durable than paperback ones when circulating to numerous readers.

    After the donation of a book:

  • a permanent CELEBRATION BOOK!  bookplate will be placed on the inside of the book with the donor’s name, date and the event or person being celebrated; 
  • the honored student can be the first person to check out the book from the Edison LMC. 

   Upon return from the first check-out, the CELEBRATION BOOK! will take its place on the shelves of the Edison LMC for everyone to enjoy for years to come. 

    Please email Mrs. Greska for book ideas if you would  like, or to check to see if the Edison LMC already owns a certain book.  Thanks for thinking of the Edison LMC!


2017 Monarch Award

Click here for a complete list of 2017 Monarch Award nominees.  Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!


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Here are the 2017 Bluestem Nominees!

The new list is here for 2017!  For a complete list of 2017 Bluestem Award Nominees, click here.

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Here is the 2017 Caudill List!

The new list is here for 2017!   Click here for a complete list of 2017 nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award. The Edison Library will have many of these in our collection, but not all!  Check with Mrs. Greska!

A library should be like a pair of open arms.


                               Roger Rosenblatt


A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

                       Chinese Proverb 

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.

                                                                           Mary Ellen Chase

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