Welcome to the Library

    Virtual Library Summer Camp choice board--week 2. The theme is "On the Farm"
    Click here to read a letter from Mrs. Tjarks about the 2020-2021 school year. I am switching schools within the district. I will miss you all, but you can still reach me at ttjarks@emsd63.org
    Click here for a Black Lives Matter Instructional Library. There are resources in Spanish as well. You will see a lot of books that we read together during library this year as well as some new titles. When school returns, be sure to check these titles out.
    For an informational video about the Summer Reading Program at the Niles Maine District Library, click here. They will beginning lending out physical materials again sometime in June. For more information, check out their website. More good news is that they've gone fine free, meaning no more late fees for materials! 
    Here is a video with some resources from Ms. Mikey from the Niles Maine District Library. If you don't have a library card, there is a sign-up for you to complete on their website!
    Here is a link to a Google Doc that has more links to complete some online reading to do during the COVID-19 school closures. I will add more resources throughout the closure, so please check back frequently. Also, on the right side of the Apollo Library website (look to your right) is my Twitter feed where I have been posting all kinds of resources for you to use. There are links to authors reading their own works, illustrators doing guided drawing, and many other resources that you can access for free online during the school closure. 
    Here is a STEAM Guide with 77 tasks that you can accomplish with your family! It's also in Spanish and Arabic.
    If you have access to LEGOs or any other type of building bricks, create challenges for your family to follow, such as building a LEGO zoo or creating a new world for your favorite game. There are so many benefits to working with LEGOs such as patience, organizational skills, constructive problem solving, better focus and concentration, and many others. 
    Click here for the link to our Apollo School Monarch and Bluestem winners as well as the top 3 for the whole state. 
    Checkout Policies
    All books are due ONE week from checkout. Students may renew books for up to three weeks if they need more time, but they should remember to bring in any library materials they have checked out during their regularly scheduled library time. 
    Illinois Award Books
    Every year Apollo's students participate in voting for three of the Illinois Book Awards. The three awards are:
    Monarch Award Grades K-3
    Bluestem Award Grades 3-5
    Library Collection
    Want to browse our collection at home? Follow this link to Destiny to search for books that are in the Apollo Library.
    Can't find it at the Apollo Library? Try the Niles-Maine District Library or the Des Plaines Public Library

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