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

                                                        Harold Howe


While we are sad to see our Edison 5th graders leave us and go across the field, your 6th grade teachers at Sandburg cannot wait to meet you in August!  They are so anxious to continue your education that they have a Summer Reading Assignment for you to complete BEFORE school starts in August.  We talked about this in May in the Edison Library so this should all be a reminder for you, and a place to find all the information you need to complete this assignment.  


CLICK HERE for the parent letter (in English)

CLICK HERE for the parent letter (in Spanish)

CLICK HERE for the Middle School Reading Guide

CLICK HERE for the Genre Characteristics Guide

CLICK HERE for the Middle School Summer Reading Booklist found on the Elmhurst Public Library website


Enjoy some terrific reading this summer!  Have fun and remember how important it is to make a GREAT first impression in August!



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Congratulations to Team Red Snipez, Ryan H. and Jayden, which has won The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2016!  This is the winning team that knows latitude and longitude and knows their way around a map.  They know landforms and other geography features.  They know culture and religion and how long people live.  They know how to use Google Earth.  They know how to figure global distances.  They have created a country.  They know how to research. They have grit.  This team has beaten 33 other teams, and has survived six rounds over six continents over 83 days.  They visited a cemetery and came out alive.     Our  fourth place team is Team Black Ninjas, 3rd graders Tatum and Josie H.!  Third place in this year's The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! goes to Team Spock, 5th graders Ephraim and Lucas!  In second place, Team Randoms,- 3rd graders Alex N. and Sean!    Congratulations to Team Red Snipez!  Congratulations to all these teams and to ALL the 34 teams that participated in this year's Amazing Race.  Thanks for playing!  

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


NEW!  ScienceFlix 


     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!


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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