Edison Library

Contact Me

Greska, Mary

School Library Media Specialist and LMC Director mgreska@elmhurst205.org

McGinnis, Jean

Technology Assistant jmcginnis@elmhurst205.org

CAN YOU GUESS OUR

ONE SCHOOL,

ONE STORY

TITLE ?

E-mail Mrs. Greska with your guess!

Clue #1:  The two main characters have been apart for five years when the story begins.

Clue #2:  

Clue #3:

Clue #4:  One of the characters made a Lego pirate ship.

Clue #5:  It is co-authored by two authors - one is Wendy Mass.

Clue #6:  

Clue #7:  This book is a 2020 -2021 Bluestem Award book.

Clue #8:  

Clue #9:  The title is a boy's/man's name.

Clue #10:  

 

Home of:

The Amazing Race:  Bobcat Style!

 

     AND

 

           Bobcat

 Battle of the Books

 

Research Databases:

PebbleGo

Britannica

Britannica Image Quest

BrainPop

BrainPop Jr.

 


 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 and Studio

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!

Destiny Discover Library Catalog

Elmhurst Public Library Catalog

Sora (digital book availability courtesy of Elmhurst Public Library)       

Edison Library

Walk-Up Window

(near the bike racks)

Tuesdays and Fridays 2-3:00

ALERT:  Not OPEN FRIDAY, January 15

due to Teacher Institute Day

However you travel - walk, skate, sled, ride, scooter, or roller blade  - SOMEHOW visit our Walk-Up Window and pick up library books you have reserved or return library books!   Our Walk-Up Window is near the Edison bike racks.  All Edison students can place holds on library books they would like, and if not delivered to the classroom on a day the student is here, the books can be picked up at the Walk-Up Window. Please see below for a video, "How to Place Holds in Destiny Discover".   

Kinder and first grade parents:  To request a Book Bundle for your child (to be delivered to the classroom), please email Mrs. Greska at mgreska@elmhurst205.org.  One will be delivered to your child's classroom. 

On a COVID note, we quarantine all returned books for three days (consistent with Elmhurst Public Library procedure) so you can be sure that books returned by Edison students have been appropriately quarantined before being released.  

TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS:  All library books can be returned in the bins in the Edison hallways OR at the Library Walk-Up Window near the bike racks (Tues and Fri 2-3:00).

     BOOK BUNDLES!

A "Book Bundle" includes at least one picture book, one early reader and one nonfiction book.   If parents of Kinder or 1st grade parents send Mrs. Greska an email requesting a Book Bundle,  we will deliver one to the child's classroom for him or her!  Or, if you want to get a Book Bundle at the Library Walk-Up Window, no notice is required,  just come on by!  We would love to keep these bundles moving back and forth weekly!   

On a COVID note,  we quarantine all returned books for three days (consistent with Elmhurst Public Library procedure) so you can be sure that books returned by Edison students have been appropriately quarantined before being released.  

TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS:  All library books can be returned in the bins in the Edison hallways OR at the Library Walk-Up Window near the bike racks (Tues and Fri

If you have any questions about Book Bundles please contact Mrs. Greska (mgreska@elmhurst205.org). 

**If you want to help your child select his or her own books for their bundle, please see below  "How to Place Holds in Destiny Discover".

 

HOW TO PLACE HOLDS IN DESTINY DISCOVER

Students of any age can log in to our library catalog, Destiny Discover, and place holds on library books they would like to read.  The 2nd-5th graders should know how to do this but for anyone who needs some help, watch the video below to learn/review how to do this!

2021 Monarch Award

Click here for a complete list of 2021 Monarch Award nominees.  Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!

2021 BLUESTEM AWARD

For a complete list of the 2021 Bluestem Award nominees, click here.  For a list with book descriptions and links to videos and book trailers, click here.  Take the Bluestem Challenge by March 15, 2021!  

If you:

Read 4:  you can vote for your favorite book in March;

Read 10:  you will be invited to the Reward Party in May (fingers crossed we can have one!) 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!)

2021 Rebecca Caudill Award

Click here for a complete list of 2021 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, 2021! 

If you:

Read 3:  you can vote for your favorite Caudill nominee in March;

Read 8:  you will be invited to the Reward Party in May  (fingers crossed we can have one!) 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