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Greska, Mary
LMC Director mgreska@elmhurst205.org

Summer Reading for Middle Schoolers

Edison 5th grade graduates, PAY ATTENTION! You have a summer reading requirement for Sandburg!

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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


Round #7, the last round of The Amazing Race:  Bobcat Style!  has started!     Click here for Round #7.  Sadly, we lost one team in the "Lightning Round" leaving six teams still in this challenge.  The team with the most points at the end of this last round will be crowned the champions of the The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2014  Round #7 answers are due to Pit Stop #7 in the library hallway no later than 8:15 a.m. on Monday, May 19th.    Who will be the surviving team?   Good luck to all teams participating in The Amazing Race:  Bobcat Style! 2014 Edition!

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Author/Illustrator Matthew Cordell visits Edison's Library!

On April 16th, Edison students welcomed author/illustrator Matthew Cordell to Edison's Library.  Matthew is the author of Trouble Gum, hello! hello! and Another Brother and the illustrator of many chapter books, poetry books and picture books, including The Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon, Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, the "Justin Case" series by Rachel Vail, If You Were a Chocolate Mustache by J. Patrick Lewis, and Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It by Gail Carson Levine.

Matthew engaged the students with his on-the-spot drawings,  his explanation of how picture book illustrators work with publishers and how much he enjoys working in the field of childrens books. Students especially enjoyed hearing about the subtle "tricks" illustrators apply in the art work to entertain readers and set a mood for the story. Thanks to Matthew Cordell for a great day at Edison and to the wonderful Edison PTA for its generous support of annual author/illustrator visits to Edison!



On Wednesday, April 9th, our very own Return of the Talking Skunks Plus Four became the District 205 Crosstown Classic Battle of the books champions!  Conrad Fischer hosted this event at which these Edison champs competed in a Battle of the Books against champion teams from Hawthorne, Field and Conrad Fischer.   Congratulations to our Return of the Talking Skunks Plus Four!   

Bluestem/Caudill Reward Party and Hall-of-Fame!

REWARDS:  The readers have spoken!  20 Edison students earned the Bluestem/Caudill Reward this year.  This group met and decided that for their reward they would like Breakfast and a Baggo Tournament in the library!  So, on Tuesday, May 13th,  Mrs. Greska will serve breakfast in the library while these students play Baggo, also in the library!  Congratulations to these readers!

HALL OF FAME:  As of this year, Edison's Library is creating a Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame to honor those Edison students that read all 20 Bluestem nominees and/or all 20 Caudill nominees in any given year.  They will thus be famous FOREVERMORE! We have five students that read all 20 Bluestem nominees this year and three more that will enter the Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame for reading all 20 Bluestems AND all 20 Caudills! Come to the library to see pictures of these Hall-of-Famers!  Here are the 2014 Edison Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame inductees:  

Ellie B. (both Bluestem and Caudill)

Toa H. (both Bluestem and Caudill)

Raeba P. (both Bluestem and Caudill)

Madi V. (Bluestem)

Lily J. (Bluestem)

Ephraim P. (Bluestem)

Keira P. (Bluestem)

Ashley S. (Bluestem)

Ella W. (Bluestem)


 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

Research 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 purchased by District 205 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. Frisoni if you need reminders of usernames and passwords, or if you have any questions.


Grolier Online Encyclopedia

Britannica Online Encyclopedia



     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, we have put together a list of books that we know students at Edison School would love to read.  You can always check with Mrs. Greska about a particular book to see if the Edison LMC already has the book.  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 click here for book ideas, and thanks for thinking of the Edison LMC!


2015 Monarch Award

Click here  for a complete list of 2015 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 2015 Bluestem Nominees!

The new list is here for 2015!  For a complete list of 2015 Bluestem Award Nominees, click here.

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Here is the 2015 Caudill List!

The new list is here for 2015!   Click here for a complete list of 2015 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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