Welcome to the Welch Library Media Center

Welcome to Welch’s Library Media Center site. The LMC is a vibrant, active area of the school with a lot of learning occurring daily. Thank you to volunteers who have dedicated their time to assist us in the LMC. 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.  Library lessons are scheduled at the point of need. 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 three 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.    Click on this link if you want to volunteer in the library
This year, Welch will offer a STEM club on Tuesdays throughout the year.  Sessions will include:
  • Raspberry Pi Code Club (open to 5th Graders) *Class has been filled
    • Dates:  9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
  • Dash and Dot Robotics Club (open to 3rd/4th Graders) *Class has been filled
    • Third Grade Dates:  10/25, 11/1, 11/9 (WEDNESDAY), 11/15, 
    • Fourth Grade Dates:  11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
  • Circuits Club (open to 2nd Graders)
    • Dates:  1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7
  • Bee Bots Robotics Club (open to Kindergarten and 1st graders)
BATTLE OF THE BLUESTEMS READING INCENTIVE  Will you be at the Battle of the Bluestems this year?  If you are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade and have read at least 10 Bluestem books this year you can participate on a team at a Welch Battle of the Bluestems in March 2017.  If you have read all 20 books you can be a captain!  Teams have a maximum of 3 players.  Are you ready to sign up?  Print out this permission slip and return to the LMC no later than March 1st:  Bluestem Permission Slip

      • The top 2 winning teams advance to play against teams from Clow, Graham, Gombert, Kendall, May Watts, Patterson, Spring Brook and Young elementary schools on March 13.

        To find out more information about the books this year, click on this link:
      • Bluestem Announcement

The Kane County Cougars and Welch Elementary would like to offer your students the opportunity to participate in Ozzie’s Reading Club! Students who participate earn a free Cougars ticket, and hot dog! In addition to their free April or May ticket they’ll also receive a Golden Ticket entitling them to complimentary admission to ALL June-September games.

The Kane County Cougars Ozzie Reading program begins Monday, February 20, 2017 and runs through April 18, 2017.  Students who read 15 minutes daily will receive a free ticket and food voucher to a Kane County Cougars game.  Welch's game day on May 21st at 1:00pm.  We have had between 50 - 200 participants over the last few years.  Families really enjoy going to the game. 

NAPERVILLE READS  unites the community through a joy of reading (http://napervillereads.org/).  This year, Naperville Reads will be brought two authors/illustrators to Welch Elementary on Thursday, December 8 at 1:30.  The author, Bethany Hegedus, met with First and Second graders. 

David Biedrzycki Author Visit 

Welch was proud to host author David Biedrzycki on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He spoke with Welch students in primary grades about how he turned an idea into an award winning book (Bear Alert).

CHICAGO WOLVES READING INCENTIVE  During the month of November, students had a choice to participate in the Chicago Wolves reading program.  Students who read 15 minutes/day for the month of November and recorded their reading on the reading log were given a voucher for a free ticket to a Chicago Wolves hockey game. 


Authors Visiting Welch

            Phone:  630.428-7205
            Email: lynn_domek@ipsd.org
  • Michelle Connolly, LMC Assistant
            Phone:  630.428-7205
             Email:  michelle_connolly@ipsd.org