Edison Elementary School

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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.

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Edison Library Media Center

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Edison's 2017 "One School, One Story" event concluded Thursday, October 12 with a terrific Family Cultural Night.   Lowji, our main character in our all-community read Lowji Discovers America,  didn't forget his culture.  Our Edison families haven't forgotten the many cultures we celebrated on October 12th either!  Families shared so many wonderful foods, photos, traditions, crafts, games, clothing, costumes and artifacts!  We were also treated to performances of Polynesian dance, Irish dance and Indian dance, even getting a chance to try some of them!  Thanks to the Edison PTA, especially Mrs. Hosler and Mrs. Dolvig and the rest of the "One School, One Story" committee for contributing to a wonderful "One School, One Story" event this year!  

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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!

 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.

 

BrainPOP

PebbleGo

Grolier Online Encyclopedia

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

CultureGrams

 

ScienceFlix (courtesy of the Edison PTA)

FreedomFlix   

TrueFlix   

Discovery Education  

CELEBRATION BOOKS!

     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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