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    Every class visits the Library weekly for a lesson and to check out books. Classes are coordinated with grade level curriculum.


    Students in kindergarten and first grades may check out one book per week. Students in grades 2-5 may check out two books per week. Students may be able to check out more than two books a week, depending on their needs and responsibility level. Overdue slips will be sent out in December and May, and on an as-needed basis during the rest of the year. There are no overdue fees at the Washington Library. If a book is lost or severely damaged, please contact Mrs. Glenn to arrange payment or an alternative.


    You can contact Brenda Glenn, the Teacher Librarian, at bglenn@emsd63.org or by phone at 847-745-6340.

    Illinois Book Awards


    Here at Washington, students have the opportunity to vote for their favorite book in three statewide awards.

    • Students in grades K-3 will read a selection of nominees for the Monarch Award in class, and vote as a group in March.
    • Students in grades 3-5 can read from the Bluestem list, and students in grades 4-5 can read from the Caudill list. For the Bluestem and Caudill, students must read at least 3 books to be able to vote in the spring.

    Award nominees are available in the LMC or at your local public library.


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