Mission StatementThe Elkhorn Public Schools provides a student-centered curricula in which the media program plays a central role in preparing students for life-long learning in the 21st century.
 
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  Welcome to the Media Center


Please click on the 
About the Media Center link for more information about the library, 
library hours, and general policy information.

Julie Hartman, Library Media Specialist

Lynn Holthaus, Library Assistant


Have a great summer!



Students who read all 20 Golden Sower nominated books - Congratulations!



Students who read at least 10 Golden Sower nominated books



8th Grade Celebrating Earth Day


Teen Tech Week March, 2017


Sphero Challenge






Preparing for school-wide election



6th Grade - October Reading in the Dark


2016-2017 Spelling Bee


6th Grade Read and Feed




8th Grade Science 

Problem Solving - Critical Thinking - Collaboration


Sphero Challenge Course


Teen Tech Week




April Henry Visit


 







S.T.E.A.M. in the Library - Sphero Robots



December Read and Feed





October Reading in the Dark



QR Code Book Trailers



6th Grade Read and Feed - Spring 2015


Former EMS students and published authors 

visit with current EMS students



Former EMS student Andrew Aulner and his recently
published book, The Bully Buster
Andrew's homepage: http://www.andrewjaulner.com/


Brandon Bauer, former EMS student with The Hidden Myth
Brandon's homepage: 
http://www.heroesoflight.com/home.html

Listening to excerpts from the books


Magic at the library






Library Events and celebrations

National Banned Books Week September 25 - October 1

Fall Scholastic Book Fair - October 11-13 and 17-19

Teen Read Week - October 9-15

National Friends of Libraries Week - October 16-22

Picture Book Month - November

International Games Day - November 19

Computer Science Education Week - December 5-11

Scholastic Book Fair - February 7-10 and 13-16

Read Across America Day - March 2 

Teen Tech Week March 5-11

Digital Learning Day - March TBA

Freedom of Information Day - March 16

School Library Month - April

Drop Everything and Read - April 

National Library Week - April 10-16


 

2016-2017 Golden Sower Awards Announced:

Chapter Book Winner

The War the Saved My Life by 
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Chapter Book Honor Books

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Loot by Jude Watson

Golden Sower Novel Winner

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Novel Honor Books:

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

Congratulations to Megan, Esher, Alyssa, and Mallory for winning a Scooter's gift card from the middle school AR Reading Challenge.

The EMS library will host a Teen Tech Week March 8-15. Just some of the opportunities will include creating a mobile app, a Sphero Chariot (programming) race, drag and drop programming, including Scratch, creating a web page with HTML, advanced programming concepts with Sphero robots, green screen / video editing, creating video book trailers, and more. Look for sign-up sheets to be posted soon.

Thanks to all who generously supported the Scholastic Book Fair. The EMS library looks forward to adding many titles to its collection within the next few weeks. 

Level 1 of our Sphero Robot Programming Challenge was completed December 21st. Congratulations to Dylan W. for winning the Level 1 Challenge. Level 2 will begin sometime after break. Almost 90 EMS students tried their hand at programming, including almost 300 individual sessions. Pictures are posted below.

On October 28th, 6th grade students had fun with a "reading in the dark" activity. Check out the picture below.

Thanks to all who generously supported the Scholastic Book Fair. Proceeds from the fair will be used to purchase additional teacher and student requested titles.

Congratulations to Trayton for winning the book fair treasure hunt. Trayton was the first one to collect all pieces of the treasure map and solve the final clue.

A huge congratulations to Zoe Z. for winning first place in the district-wide Spelling Bee.

We have a growing number of student pictures on our Golden Sower wall. Be sure to look for our section of Golden Sower nominated books for the 2016-2017 school year.

Books nominated for the Golden Sower Award can be found under the Reading Links tab.


20-5-2016 Golden Sower Winners Announced:


Young Adult Winner:
Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Young Adult Honor Books:
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau 

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Intermediate Winner:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Intermediate Honor Books:
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael G. Montgomery




EMS students now have access to a single sign-on app called Class Link. Once set up, students will be able to sign in with their Google credentials and be automatically logged into some frequently used sites such as AR, Moodle, and PowerSchool.

The EMS Library provides access to more than 500 ebooks.

Check out and read EMS ebooks on a Chromebook with the Go-Follett Chrome extension. Or, read ebooks on your mobile device with the Destiny Discover app. Need more help? Check out the How Do I link beneath the banner or download written instructions here.


Student login information has been given to all students for their EMS accounts. These include Google Apps, Moodle, AR, Destiny, (library) PowerSchool, and online textbooks.

Control what people see about you and your Google Account. Adjust your Google settings here.



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