Welcome to Graham’s Library Media Center site. We consider our LMC to be the hub of the school. It is a vibrant, active area of the school with a lot of learning occurring daily. We are extremely lucky to have many volunteers helping us daily with our myriad activities. Please feel free to stop in and see all of the learning.
What is the LMC?
Our Library Media Center serves the students at Graham in many different ways. In addition to circulating books, the LMC serves as an extension of the classroom. Our purpose is to reinforce and enrich classroom curriculum using a variety of media.
Graham’s LMC is totally flexibly scheduled. This allows lessons to be scheduled at the point of need. Students may come in three days in a row when working on a research project. This helps maintain continuity in their work.
We are totally automated and the students are taught to check out their own materials. Our circulation system is Internet-based so students are able to do searches by title, author, keyword, subject, and series from any computer with Internet access.
Students are allowed to check out materials as often as they wish. They may check out four items (except kindergarten) and keep them for a period of two weeks.
We in the LMC work hard to instill a love of literature and learning in all students. We want the students to enjoy their time in the LMC and find it a fun, nurturing environment.
Are you looking for a fun way to honor your child’s birthday? Well, Graham’s LMC has the answer! Donating a book to Graham’s LMC helps to build our library collection and make your child feel special at the same time.
We have a birthday book cart in the LMC office. At the beginning of the month of your child’s birthday (or half birthday if a summer birthday), we will invite your child to choose a book from the birthday book cart.
When your child chooses a book, he/she receives a birthday book button. We take his/her picture to put in the front of the book with a book plate commemorating the donation and date of birthday.
After your child chooses the book, we will send you a note telling you what book your child chose and how much the book costs. No book will cost more than $20.00.
Last year, we increased our collection by almost 150 books through our birthday book club.
If you are interested in participating, please call the LMC office at 428-6908. We will send a birthday book form home with your child.
Thank you for considering this program. It is a great way for your child to feel special and to support the school at the same time.
The Monarch is a new award program for Graham School. It is a Kindergarten through third grade Illinois Children's Choice award. Students must read at least five books from the list in order to participate in the voting in late February or early March.
Blue Stem Award
Illinois now has a children's choice award for students in the third through fifth grade. Called the Blue Stem Award, it has books from many different genres included in the list. If students read at least four books from this list, they will be invited to a Blue Stem voting party sometime in March.
Ozzie's Reading Club
Graham’s Winter Reading Incentive Program
When: Beginning in January and Ending in March
What: An eight week program divided into four two-week segments, with each segment representing a base of a baseball diamond. When a student completes a segment they will advance to the next base. The goal is to “hit a home run”.
How: Teachers at the grade level choose the two week reading goal for their students.
Each student records the number of minutes read at home. Students return their forms every two weeks and their progress is recorded on a classroom poster. When the students “hit a home run” they will receive a ticket order form for a free ticket to a Kane County Cougar baseball game. The student also receives a concession voucher for a hot dog and soft drink at the game. On our game date, they will be honored during an on-field parade, and also receive their reward for reading.
This year we are very excited to have the Graham School chorus singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game. It is always a fun Graham family night at the ball park.
Graham’s game dates for this year are:
- Monday, May 6th, 2019
- Saturday, May 11th, 2019
The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Graham School October 23-25. Please join us for our Spring Book Fair March 19-21.
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!