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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

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!

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Round #4 was a BRUTAL Lightning Round for our teams.  The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2015 lost half of its teams after this super-fast Lightning Round.  There are ten teams surviving in this international geography and research challenge.    Round #5 is the second-to-last round and it starts Monday, March 16th at 3:00 p.m.  Click here now for the Round #5 challenge. Good Luck to all the Amazing Racers!



The stage for the Edison Bobcat Battle of the Books Championship is set!  The Orange Crushers will challenge The Return of the Blue Bandits Plus Four for the Edison Championship Crown!  The scores after the last all-team round are posted below.  All teams are invited to eat pizza and watch the Edison Championship Battle in the library at 11:05 on Tuesday March 24th!   


Battling Penguins  $219

Chocaholics $144

E.E.J.E.C. $165

Moustache Warriors  $171

Orange Crushers $315

Red $65

Return of the Blue Bandits Plus 4  $513

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Edison students are wildly reading the 2015 Bluestem and Caudill Award books!  The 2015 Caudill Challenge comes to an end on Thursday February 26th.  The 2015 Bluestem Challenge ends on March 12th. Keep reading and you may be eligible to vote for your favorite, or qualify for the reward event or even make it into the Edison Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame!

 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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