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WANT BRAINS? READ A BOOK!

405 LIBRARY CATALOG

USD #405 Students and Employees: to access the card catalog
choose a correct school from the link above,
library number as the login
and your first name as a password.
Contact your media aide for assistance if needed. 

READING INVENTORY STUDENT ACCESS

READING INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

ACCELERATED READER STUDENT LOGIN

STATE LIBRARY RESEARCH

RESEARCH HELP

AR BOOK FINDER

Head Media Aide
Melody Adams
LHS/LMS
Hours:
Daily 7:30 am - 2:45 pm

Media Aide
Brent Belden
Central Elementary
Hours:
Daily 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Media Aide
Michele Belden
Park Elementary
Hours:
Tuesdays:
9:25 - 10:40 am
12:25 am - 2:50 pm
Thursdays:
8:10 am - 2:30 pm

LIBRARY

Book Fair

A group of students playing chess at the library

The USD 405 libraries are anything but quiet and sedate. SHHHHH is rarely heard.

At the High School/Middle School library Uno and Chess tournaments are played and observed. Teachers and staff sit and discuss changes that are taking place with Gemini II. Coffee and fruit smoothies are served up by Stu-Co representatives in the mornings in a new business venture.
Melody Adams, head media aide, has made the library the “place to be” in the past few years. Changing things up in the media room all the time, keeping staff and students alike coming in to check out activities, new critters, and of course, books. Last, but by far least, books.

New books, old books, blue books, all adorn the shelves. Students ask for recommendations and are generally surprised that the book handed to them is a great book. Some students are even finding that reading can be fun rather than a forced activity.

All 405 school libraries are looking at new books to stock the shelves and entice readers with.
Have you read a great book lately? Let us know!

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USD 405 Media Center Activities

Below the article, check out the awesome decorations in the media centers.

CES Media Aide, Brent Belden

The '21-'22 school year is in full swing at the CES library. Though Halloween can be both spooky and exciting (our library is fully committed to each of those sentiments!) our Lions remain calm, focused, and continue to feast on ever-higher Lexile reads as if they were yummy mounds of holiday candy.

  Happy Halloween from Miss Michele  

The library at Park Elementary School is definitely a fun place to be in 2021. I have worked on making it more kid-friendly by grouping the books where they can be seen, and where the children can better find their favorite authors and subjects.  This is where the action is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

Speaking of fun......Mrs. Helen Friesen is volunteering in the library on Tuesdays this year.  We are so lucky to have her bright light shining here at Park.

New (to the library) books have definitely been the name of the game for the past year.  All of the damaged books were removed last year and new ones are flowing in.  This is beneficial not only for the students but also for the teachers.  Thank you to all that have donated "new" books to this library.  Everyone appreciates you and your kindness!

Hispanic Heritage Month wrapped up on October 15th.  Your achievements are our Nation's achievements.  Thank you for being you. 

The Book Fair was held here in the library from September 20th through the 24th and what a success it was. After many years, the PTO was again formed and ran the weeklong event. Thank you, parents, for volunteering your time to make it the megahit that it was.

Fall is upon us and we are ready for HALLOWEEN!  New pumpkins, bats, and scary things are here to delight the kids.  New books like The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs by Sam McBratney, Little Fox's Surprise by Trace Moroney, and Leaf Jumpers by Carol Gerber AND several new nonfiction bat books have been added to the library collection.


Mrs. Adams At LHS/LMS

 The Lyons High/Middle School Media Center has been busy this year! Student Council will soon be opening Starbooks Café up. Due to Covid, the café had not been up and running since before Spring Break 2020. So, weary students and staff alike will soon be enjoying caffeine goodness and fruity fulfillment in the Café’s coffees and smoothies.

The Annual Halloween Poetry Contest this year features Harrowing Haikus.    Winners will be announced on October 29th. This will be the 5th annual poetry contest for the LHS/LMS media center.

New books are always arriving, so come find that perfect read for you!  Mrs. Adams will always be available, searching the stacks is her favorite pastime.

Check out the libraries' decoration's

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