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“Everything gets easier when we stop expecting it to be easy.” -Tim Grover

 

It's your library. Use it!Welcome!

Everyone at Edison is so happy you are part of our community. Visit our library often to check out books and magazines to read. Click one of the links under my picture to search for or reserve a book, or to start your research.

 

 

Edison Reading Expectation

readEvery student at Edison is expected to read for at least 20 minutes every day after school. This is the BEST thing you can do to become a reader. You can read silently and independently. You can read out loud to a parent or loved one. You can follow along while a parent or another reader reads to you. ALL of these activities count as reading. Read short books and long books, fiction and non-fiction. Pick the methods and the materials that interest you. You can be SURE that if you practice reading every night, you WILL become a good reader! This is 100% GUARANTEED!

 

 

Book Swap

Book SwapThis new on-going program is located at the north end of the first floor.

 

This is how it works: 1- Bring in one of your own books that you no longer want. 2- Leave your book on one of the Book Swap shelves. 3- Take one of the books that is there. 4- Repeat as often as you wish!

 

This is a self-serve program, and will work as well as we all follow the rules. Remember that it is a “SWAP”, not just a “TAKE”.

 

 

2019-2020 Beehive Books

2021 Beehive Book NomineesHelp pick our state-wide book award winners.

 

After reading one of THESE BOOKS during the year, get an orange voting ballot from the front counter and write down what you thought about it. The ballot is short and easy to fill out. For every vote you submit, you will get some candy. For every 5 votes you submit, you will get a prize. Read as many as you can!

 

The books are divided into five categories: Children’s Fiction books, Picture Books (or Easy Fiction), Informational (or Nonfiction books), Graphic Novels, and Poetry.

 

All votes will need to be submitted by March. The winners will be announced in April.

 

 

Battle of the Books

battle of the booksEdison 4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in the 2019-2020 Battle of the Books. There will be a School Battle in January and a District Battle in March about THESE 20 BOOKS .

 

There are 20 books total. Sign up with Ms. Foster if you are interested. You can get candy for every book you read, and prizes if you read five or more. Plus, if you read five or more by January 15, you can compete in the School Battle. The winners of the School Battle will form a team and battle other elementary schools at the District Battle on March 5 at Glendale.

 

Have fun, and keep on reading!

 

 

Additional Information

To access these resources from home, please contact Ms Foster for the login and password:
  Utah's online library     World Book Kids online         Epic books

  • Utah Online Library
  • World Book Kids
  • Epic Online Books

 

 

Sora online booksTo access Sora online books, enter your school computer login and password.   

 

 

 

 

Hold It buttonTo place a book on hold, fill out the purple HOLD slip found on the front counter.

 

You can also place a book on HOLD online. Login to the library catalog with your school login and password. Search for the book you want. Click the HOLD IT button.     

 

 

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Library Policies

Students, you are welcome to return and check out books at the following times :

  • Fifteen minutes before school (to return books or pay fines only) (7:40 - 7:55 am)
  • During your class's Library Technology class
  • Fifteen minutes after school (3:00 - 3:15 pm)

You can check out one, two, or three items at a time, depending on your grade :

  • Gr K - 1 : One item, kept at school
  • Gr 2 : One item
  • Gr 3 - 4 : Two items
  • Gr 5 : Three items
  • Parents : Three items per student

Your items are due back in one or two weeks, depending on your grade :

  • Gr K - 3 : One week
  • Gr 4 - 5 : Two weeks
  • Parents : Two weeks
  • NOTE: Items can be kept longer if they are renewed. Please bring them in to do so.

Late books can be returned without any fines. However, students that lose a book or return a book with significant damage will be charged a fine. The best way to take care of this responsibility is to pay the fine as soon as possible. If necessary, please contact the librarian for other options. 

 

 

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