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Greska, Mary
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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.

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Edison Library Media Center


Edison 5th grade Graduates a/k/a Sixth Graders:

As your 5th grade teachers went over with you, don't forget that you have a summer reading task to complete this summer.  The letter explaining it and all the forms you need are available if you click here.  Remember how we discussed making a good first impression?  Doing a great job on this is a perfect way to make that stunning first impression on your 6th grade English teacher.  PLUS, there are lots of good books to choose from on the list!  Have fun with it!  Have a fun and safe summer!

Math Night in the Library!

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April 23rd - Edison Students Showed Their Stuff!

In addition to the World Premiere of 5th Grade Book Trailers and 4th Grade Tongue Twister Short Films, BRAG Night was a time for other grades to show off their recent accomplishments in the library as well.  Poetry was on display with First Grade Shape Poems and Second Grade Haikus.  Third Graders showed off their mad imaginary map skills with Fairy Tale Maps.

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What Makes an Edison Second Grader Happy? About 100 Things...

Inspired by 100 THINGS that make me HAPPY by Amy Schwartz, Edison second graders star in a short film explaining what makes each of them happy!  These films were directed and produced in the Edison Library, with special thanks to Ms. Schwerdtmann and Ms. Kalinsky for their unwavering support and patience through this happy production!  Watch and get happy!

Room 108 Happiness

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Team Dominating Dynamite is our The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style Champion for 2015!  Congratulations to Alexa and Billy who missed only 10 points the whole season!  Dominating Dynamite ended this year's challenge with a total of 375 points out of a cumulative total of 385 possible for the season!  Team Architects was close behind with 370 points and Team Dos Bros Tacos finished with 360.  It was a great season!  Congratulations to our top three teams and all the teams that participated in The Amazing Race:  Bobcat Style! 2015

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D205 Crosstown Classic Battle of the Books

Return of the Blue Bandits Plus Four were our Bobcat Battle Champions this year and represented Edison at the D205 Crosstown Classic Battle of the Books,held at Edison on Monday, April 13.  The Edison Champions did a great job at the Crosstown Classic.  The champions from Field School reigned supreme that day and so they brought home the Crosstown Classic trophy.  Congratulations to our Edison Champions!  You made us proud!


This year we have 16 students that qualify for the Bluestem Reward Event and 3 that qualify for the Caudill Reward Event.   Congratulations to all of them!  We will have a meeting at 11:05 on Thursday, April 30 to determine what these students want for their reward!  We have six student who read either all the Bluestems or all the Caudills and they will be inducted into the Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame and enjoy  everlasting fame!  Congratulations to all our Bluestem/Caudilll readers!

 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. McGinnis 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!


2016 Monarch Award

Click here for a complete list of 2016 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 2016 Bluestem Nominees!

The new list is here for 2016!  For a complete list of 2016 Bluestem Award Nominees, click here.

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Here is the 2016 Caudill List!

The new list is here for 2016!   Click here for a complete list of 2016 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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