Welcome to the Library

  • https://youtu.be/bS3Xtskdi98Contact Information:

    Maria Navas | Teacher Librarian, Media Specialist
    Library Phone: 1-847-745-636
    @NavasLibrarian Follow my Seesaw

    Mindfulness Quotes/Montra: OPTIMISM

    Week of May 25th

    Quote:  “You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down.” 

    Mantra: I am choosing to embrace happiness.

    Week of May 25th

    - If you’ve ever wondered how things are made, or how and why they were invented in the first place, then check out some read alouds I’ve chosen for answers to some of those questions. Click  >E-Learning Activities page


    SORA Have you tried the Overdrive (Sora) app? It is located on the ClassLink page. It’s a site for reading or listening to books online. Titles like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Her Unicorn, SpongeBob Squarepants, Phoebe and Her Unicorn. After you read or listen to a book write a review or recommend it to others using any of the options in the Book Review assignment on the E-Learning Activities page.

    - Ms. Mikey at the Niles-Maine District Library shares online library options, check it out. Click >NMDLibraryMsg

    - Use Library resources, located on your Classlinks tab to research like a detective, scientist, or historian. Continue working on those reading, research and critical thinking skills. Dig deeper into topics that interest you. Read about past and currents events on Newsela. 

    More Reading and activity options:

    Niles Library -Summer Reading at the Niles-Maine District Library - The library will continue to offer virtual programming throughout the summer and will start lending out physical materials sometime in June. Please check our website, nileslibrary.org, for events and more information. The Niles-Maine District Library has also gone fine free! No more late fees for materials!

    Ms. Mikey explains: https://youtu.be/bS3Xtskdi98 

    -A Classic Read-A-Loud, Gulliver's Travels, chapters 1-5, read by Ms. Navas. Click >Book Vibes.

    Draw with Drew and Rosie TIME for Kids teamed up with our Creativity Partner, Adobe, and launched a weekly creative interactive video series, Draw with Drew (and Rosie!). New episodes will be released every Thursday. Tune in and to join the journey at  time.com/drawwithdrew

    - For Harry Potter fans: Listen to a chapter or two each day. All read by the movie's actors and actresses. Enjoy other activities at https://www.wizardingworld.com/ I'm a fan, watch my WeVideo 

    - Click >E-Learning Activities page for all assignments and activities like Non-Screen Activities, a list of STEAM ideas (STEAM list available in Spanish and Arabic), and BINGO activity cards.

    - Capstone/PebbleGo has given us permission to use their online books at https://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/index.html

    Username: linkearth  Password: lovetoread

    - I will continue to post new Read Alouds from various sources and me My eBookshelf 

    Please reach out if you have any questions. I am here to help. 


    District E-Learning Days - Information and Resources:

    For Parent Tech Support and other information visit https://www.emsd63.org/eLearning

    Padres, para Soporte Técnica y otra información visite https://www.emsd63.org/eLearning

    Meal Information | Información sobre comida: click HERE 

    IL Book Award Pick by Nelson Students

    Nelson readers vote for their favorites. Click on Photo Gallery to see pictures

    2020 Monarch nominees - "We Don't Eat Out Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins

    2020 Bluestem nominees - "The Bad Guys" by Aaron Blabey

    2020 Caudill nominees - "Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus" by Dusti Bowling 


    Search the online catalog any time (click the links below). 

    Try Destiny Discover (user friendly, I bet you'll be searching in no time). 
    Use the Classic online catalog you use in the library
    Battle of Books Champs
    1st graders enjoy the story of Martina The Beautiful Cockroach
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