Battle of the Books
I cannot live without books.
Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.
Edison Library and Studio
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.
Looking for a book? Click the links below to see what you can find in Edison's LMC and in your public library!
Elmhurst Public Library Catalog
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style!
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.
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 Library 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 Library.
Upon return from the first check-out, the CELEBRATION BOOK! will take its place on the shelves of the Edison Library 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 Library already owns a certain book. Thanks for thinking of the Edison Library!
2020 Monarch Award
Click here for a complete list of 2020 Monarch Award nominees. Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!
2020 Caudill Nominees
Click here for a complete list of 2020 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! Take the Edison Caudill Challenge by March 15, 2020!
Read 3: you can vote for your favorite book in March;
Read 8: you will be invited to the Reward Party in May (and vote for your favorite book in March);
Read 14: you enter the HIGHLY FAMOUS Edison Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame (and vote for your favorite book in March and are invited to the Reward Party in May!)
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
2020 BLUESTEM NOMINEES
For a complete list of the 2020 Bluestem Award nominees, click here. Take the Bluestem Challenge by March 15, 2020!
Read 4: you can vote for your favorite book in March;
Read 10: you will be invited to the Reward Party in May (and vote for your favorite book in March);
Read ALL 20: you enter the HIGHLY FAMOUS Edison Bluestem/Caudill Hall of Fame (and vote for your favorite book in March and are invited to the Reward Party in May!)