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.

  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

EMS 1st Semester News from the Green Screen Crew


Winners of the Winter Scavenger Hunt and the Sphero Challenge

Learning to Illustrate Graphic Novels with Mr. Kahler

Preparing for the Library Winter Scavenger Hunt

Sphero Programming Challenge - 2018

Reading in the dark - 2018

The green screen crew preparing for the first podcast!

Almost ready for the book fair!

Celebrating Freedom to Read Week

2018-2019 Reader's Advisory Committee

Beginning of the Year 7th Grade Scavenger Hunt

Welcome Back! Theme for the year - Be Kind!

Congratulations to these four for having read all 2017-2018

Golden Sower nominated books!

Calculating and predicting velocity / coding Sphero Robots

Learning to code with Micro:bits

March Mystery Madness Challenge

A little February fun - Blind Date with a Book

Thanks to all who supported the Scholastic Book Fair!

STEM in the Library

After School Activity - Learning to draw comics / graphic novels

8th Grade Science - Creating multimedia presentations

2017 Sphero Challenge Champion Level 2 - Mac H.


2017 Sphero Challenge Champion Level 1 - Madison M.

Congratulations to Emma L. for winning the winter scavenger hunt

7th Grade Read and Feed

Student Council Canned Food Drive

Winter scavenger hunt in the library


Multimedia Production - Music, Video, Audio, Digital Storytelling

Coding with Sphero Robots and Parrot Drones

November EMS Pep Rally

New this year! The EMS Coding Corner

Taking advantage of the collaborative whiteboard

October Reading in the Dark - October 2017

Congratulations to our EMS Spelling Bee Reps.
Special congratulations to Cecelia for her 1st place finish in the 
District Spelling Bee competition.

Celebrating Banned Book (Freedom to Read) Week

EMS September Pep Rally

8th Grade Science - Measurement Unit

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Archived Photos

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

Library Events and celebrations

National Banned Books Week September 24 - October 30

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

The February Scholastic Book Fair opens Tuesday, February 5th and runs through Thursday, February 14th. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Barrett for winning this year's Sphero Programming Challenge and to Lily for winning the Winter Scavenger Hunt.

Mr. Kahler is again providing an opportunity to learn about illustrating a graphic novel. Students have been meeting on Thursdays after school on a drop-in basis.

The winter scavenger hunt will run December 6th-18th. Use your search skills to win a Scooters/Starbucks gift card!

On November 12th, the Sphero Programming Challenge began. Students may drop into the library and try to program their way through the Level 1 course.

On October 31st, 6th and 7th grade students participated in the annual "reading in the dark." AR titles and scary books were read in the library by flashlight. (picture below)

The green screen crew is busy preparing for the first podcast. Stay tuned!

The fall Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled to open October 9th. Please join us in this celebration of books and reading.

Checkout the coding leader boards for the micro:bits challenge and the Scratch coding challenge. Our coding corner is available on a drop-in basis.

The EMS parent group generously donated micro:bits to the library for students wanting to experiment with coding. These are available for checkout upon request.

The library has again formed a readers advisory group. We're hoping that this provides many opportunities for students to be involved in book and resource selection and also in planning activities for the library. (see photo)

The Coding for Girls Camp, held in October is now full. Watch for more opportunities throughout the year.

Students are invited to take part in our Golden Sower reading challenge. Read as many nominated books as you can and get your picture on the wall. Voting will take place in April. 

6th and 7th graders opened the school year receiving information about the library and their Google accounts. Check out the picture to the left of the 7th grade scavenger hunt.

The Elkhorn MS Twitter Page is now live. Be sure to follow for all the latest updates!

Check out the picture below. The Computer Club is using the library space after school to test out their coding skills on 4 mini drones

8th Grade Chromebooks have now been distributed. Please report any problems to the library.

2017-2018 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

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.

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