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

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


Students attended a Golden Sower voting breakfast on April 12th to vote for their favorite Golden Sower nominated book. Stay tuned...

Congratulations to Katherine, Ethan and Addie for winning our Library Mystery Challenge!

A big thank you to Mrs. Thoreen who organized the Micro:bit coding activity and invited additional students to participate. 24 EMS students received instruction on coding, the field of computer science and related job opportunities. (picture below)

Our March Mystery Madness Challenge has 11 teams of students using their search and problem solving skills to a solve a mystery. This activity was designed to resemble the popular board game Clue. Some photos from the activity are posted below.

During the weeks of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, EMS students have been voting for the best book of the year. Titles selected for the "sweet sixteen" were our 16 most frequently circulated books.

The Scholastic Book Fair will open Wednesday, February 7th and run through parent teacher conferences on February 15th. Please consider supporting the EMS Library and join us in this celebration of reading.

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

For the next couple of weeks, Mr. Kahler will be teaching how to illustrate comics and graphic novels. This will run from 3:30 to 4:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the library. 

Congratulations to Madison and Mac for winning the Level 1 and Level 2 Sphero Programming Challenge, and also to Emma for winning the winter scavenger hunt. Have a great break!!!

We currently have close to 60 participants in our winter scavenger hunt. The hunt will end Wednesday, December 20th and the grand prize drawn December 21st.

The  7th grade class will have their "read and feed" in the library on Monday, December 18th. Congratulations to the 7th graders for winning the book fair class contest.

Hour of Code will be held in the library on Wednesday, December 13th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Various stations will be set up around the library for students to try their hand at coding.

Winter scavenger hunt in the library beginning Monday, December 11th. First activity planned by the library advisory committee. Be sure to stop in and get your first clue.

The library has recently 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.

Coding Opportunities: From November 13th to December 20th students will have the opportunity to participate in the Sphero Robot Programming Challenge. This year's challenge consists of both a level 1 course and a Level 2 course.

New to the library this year is a two station coding cornerA Raspberry Pi is being used to power each of the two stations, allowing for local access to SCRATCH, Python and other popular programming languages. 

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

We have 3 students who have already read the 20 Golden Sower nominated books for 2017-2018. Congratulations to Aniston, Megan  and Katherine.

6th graders celebrated October with a "reading in the dark" activity, spending their October 31st reading class reading by flashlight. 

Thanks to all who supported our  Scholastic Book Fair. Many new titles have been purchased with proceeds from the October fair.

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

2016-2017 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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