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.   Please email lynn_domek@ipsd.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Summer Reading
The Naperville Public Library came to speak to classes about their summer reading program.  Attached is additional information.  Links to other programs, how to access Lexia, and book lists are included.  Students have made great strides in reading this year.  We hope they continue their enjoyment of reading over the summer!

    BATTLE OF THE BLUESTEMS   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 2018.  If you have read all 20 books you can be a captain!  Teams have a maximum of 3 players.  Please see Mrs. Domek in the LMC if interested.  This form must be filled out and returned by February 27, 2018.  Welch Battle of the Bluestems will be held on March 6 from 3:35-4:15.  Top two teams will be invited to a district Battle of the Bluestems to be held at Graham Elementary school on March 12 at 5:00pm.

    Permission Slip: 

    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 January 22, 2018. Students who read 15 minutes daily will receive a free ticket and food voucher to a Kane County Cougars game.  The game date this year is Monday, April 23 at 6:30pm.  Welch's chorus will be singing the National Anthem! 

    Parent verification forms can be located here: https://goo.gl/xkMZTB. 

    NAPERVILLE READS  unites the community through a joy of reading (http://napervillereads.org/).  

    Welch will host author Lindsay Currie on Friday, October 13.  She will speak with Welch students in fourth and fifth grades about how her writing process. Information about book purchase will be coming soon.

    CHICAGO WOLVES    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