Welcome to the Library

  • Contact Information:

    Maria Navas | Teacher Librarian, Media Specialist
    Bibliotecaria de Medios Informáticos
    Library Phone: 1-847-745-636

    Extra Reading and Activity Choices:

    ICDL  - International Childrens Digital Library is a multicultural library that features carefully selected, age-rated and age-appropriate books. Included are children's books from more than 40 countries and in about 55 languages. Very easy to use. Click the red book at the top of the home page to begin your search.

    - My Bookshelf has many read alouds by different authors, librarians, and more. Click here to open. After listening to a read aoud, write a review about the story and the reader. Or draw a picture of your favorite part. 

    - Virtual Camp, by Destiny (our library system). For all grades, a new choice board posted each week (days vary). There's read alouds, cool videos, how to draw, and more. Click on any a topic that interests you or explore a new topic. Your choice. Let me know what you think and share your activities at mnavas@emsd63.org 

    Week 1 Imagination

    Week 7 Pets
    Week 2  The Farm Week 8 Bugs
    Week 3  The Ocean Week 9 Games and Sports
    Week 4  Dinosaurs Week 10 Furry Critters
    Week 5 Gardens, Plants, Flowers Week 11 Things That Fly
    Week 6 Camping and Picnics Week 12 Space

    Try a screen break activity.

    screenfreeBINGO  YogaPirate


    2021 Illinois Book Awards

    Here's a lists of the nominees for Monarchs, Bluestem, and Caudill.

    Click here for the 2021 Monarch nominees. Grades K-3 need to read 4 books in order to be able to vote in March 2021.

    Click here for the 2021 Bluestem nominees. Grades 3-5 need to read 4 books in order to be able to vote in March 2021. Click here to see the book trailers.

    Click here for the 2021 Caudill nominees. Grades 4-8 need to read 3 books in order to be able to vote in February 2021.

    Battle of the Books

    Niles-Maine Public Library has planed to host a virtual Book Battle. This is a reading program for 4th and 5th graders. Last year's champs featured below.

     Battle of Books Champs

    Library reading activities:
    1st graders enjoy the story of Martina The Beautiful Cockroach  Book battle practice  share

    Click the Photo Gallery for more pictures.