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Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the Library

Contact Information:

Maria Navas Teacher Librarian, Media Specialist eMail: Library Phone: 1-847-745-6369  

I am delighted to be your Librarian. This is an exciting time for libraries because in addition to books and stories, we literally hold global resources in our pockets through our mobile devices like phones and laptops. Here at Nelson’s School Library, we have a wealth of resources for our students’ learning needs. This includes age appropriate print and digital books, encyclopedias, databases, and credible Web resources. I invite you to stop by the library to meet me and browse our collection.

Bienvenidos a la biblioteca

Informacion de contacto:

Maria Navas | Especialista en Medios Bibliotecarios, Correo Electrónico:, Library Phone: 1-847-745-6369

Estoy encantada de ser su bibliotecaria. Es un momento emocionante para las bibliotecas porque, además de libros y cuentos, tenemos literalmente recursos global disponible a través de nuestros aparatos móviles, como teléfonos y computadoras. En la Biblioteca Escolar Nelson, tenemos una gran cantidad de recursos para las necesidades de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes. Incluye libros impresos y digitales apropiados para la edad de los niños, enciclopedias, bases de datos y recursos web creíbles. Visiten la biblioteca para conocerme y ver nuestra colección.



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Extra Reading and Activity Choices:



 - International Childrens Digital Library is a multicultural library that features carefully selected, age-rated and age-appropriate books. Children's books from more than 40 countries and in 50+ languages. Very easy to use. Click the red book at the top of the home page to begin your search.


My Bookshelf has many read alouds by different authors, librarians, and more. Click here to open. After listening to a read aoud, write a review about the story and the reader. Or draw a picture of your favorite part. 

- Virtual Camp, by Destiny (our library system). For all grades; There are read alouds, cool videos, how to draw guides, and more. Click on a topic that interests you, explore a new topic, your choice. Let me know what you think and share your activities at 

Week 1 Imagination

Week 7 Pets
Week 2  The Farm Week 8 Bugs
Week 3  The Ocean Week 9 Games and Sports
Week 4  Dinosaurs Week 10 Furry Critters
Week 5 Gardens, Plants, Flowers Week 11 Things That Fly
Week 6 Camping and Picnics Week 12 Space

Try a screen break activity.






2021 Illinois Readers Book Awards





Battle of the Books

Niles-Maine Public Library has planed to host a virtual Book Battle. This is a reading program for 4th and 5th graders. Last year's champs featured below.

Battle of Books Champs

Library reading activities:

1st graders enjoy the story of Martina The Beautiful Cockroach


Book battle practice



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