Edison Elementary School

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Greska, Mary
LMC Director mgreska@elmhurst205.org
McGinnis, Jean
Technology Media Assistant

Edison's National Geographic School Bee!

We had a photo finish at our National Geographic School Bee!  Carter and Henry were neck and neck throughout, but in the end, Carter came out on top by one point!  Congratulations to Carter on a great win, to Henry on a valiant effort and to all the other students who participated in Edison's Nat Geo School Bee on Tuesday, January 30th! 




























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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


The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2018

I hope you enjoyed your field trip to Nu Crepes in downtown Elmhurst as part of your trip to France in Round #3!  Scores and  eliminations from Round #3 are posted in the library hallway now.    Eight of our teams bit the dust this round, leaving 26 teams left in this international geography and research challenge.  We are at the halfway point for this season of The Amazing Race:  Bobcat Style!.  The next round, Round #4, is a LIGHTNING ROUND and worth a whopping 60 points.  This lightning-quick round starts right now and is ONLY available right here!  Good luck!


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Edison Studio: Where Bright Ideas Come to Light!

Mrs. Greska and Mrs. McGinnis are thrilled about all the creativity, collaboration and problem-solving happening in our Edison Studio already this year! Click here to see the excitement about these challenges.   Mrs. Greska emphasizes that "Just because it's hard, does not mean you need help!" when the students' grit falters.   Many thanks to the D205 Foundation for the Thiems grant Mrs. Greska received! This will fund some exciting new materials for our Edison Studio in 2017-2018!


On Thursday, March 1st we held Battle #5, our last all-team battle of this 2017-2018 Battle season.  All 9 of our teams gave it their all!   The scores have been tallied and our top two teams are:   first place Black Magic and second place Cactus Fils!  These two teams will compete in the Edison Championship on Thursday, March 15th.  It will surely be an EPIC championship battle!   A special "shout-out" to the Blue Baby Snakes Slither Again who had a big day in that last battle and nearly changed the leader board, but ultimately they were 22 points short.  Here are the final scores from the regular season:


Black Magic                                 $ 627

Cactus Fils                                   $ 457

Blue Baby Snakes Slither Again  $ 435

Glue-All, Win-All                           $ 367

Chilies                                          $ 312

Moldy Bananas                            $ 251

Frosted Penguins                         $ 230

Quarterback Porg Jedis               $ 204

Super Dogs                                  $ 169



The Edison Championship, between Black Magic and Cactus Fils, will take place at 11:05 on Thursday, March 15th.  All Battle teams are invited to bring their lunches and watch, what will surely be,  a battle to be talked about for years!  Get ready to battle!

 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!


2018 Monarch Award

Click here for a complete list of 2018 Monarch Award nominees.  Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!


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2018 Bluestem List

The list is here for 2018!  For a complete list of all the 2018 Bluestem Award Nominees, click here.

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Here is the 2018 Caudill List!

The new list is here for 2018!   Click here for a complete list of 2018 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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