AMS Library Home


Hello AMS students!  Check the Navigation section to the left for links to library resources, clubs, reading lists and more!

The LMC is open everyday at 7:45 am and closes at 3:10 pm. If you need to come to the LMC during school hours, make sure you have a signed pass from your teacher and your Student ID.

Find us on Facebook! Search for Algonquin Middle School Library (in Des Plaines).

Mrs. Wengerhoff

Research Tools

BibMe - an online tool to help you write citations and make bibliographies

Citation Maker
- an online tool to help you write citations and make bibliographies

 - save and share your bookmarks - an online dictionary

EasyBib - an online tool to help you write citations and make bibliographies

Symbaloo - This website has links to many commonly used websites at AMS!

Cool Technology

Algonquin will soon receive six carts of Samsung Chromebooks for our math classrooms since the middle school math curriculums are now entirely digital!

Every classroom at AMS has a TON of technology!  Every classroom has a ceiling mounted Epson LCD Projector, an AverMedia Document Camera and an Apple Macbook!  Many classrooms have a Smartboard and more classrooms will be getting them as time goes on!

Big Huge Labs - A cool website that allows you to make your own name badges, posters, puzzles and more!

Wordle - create 'word clouds' with text you provide.

I used Dream Avatar to make the avatar above. 

Contact Info

Erin Wengerhoff
Library Media Specialist
Algonquin Middle School
767 E. Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Book News

The Scholastic Book Fair is HERE!
Come shop the Scholastic Book fair in the LMC!  All proceeds benefit our LMC!
Book Fair Hours:
Wednesday 11/16 - Friday 11/18: 7:45am-3:15pm
Monday 11/21: 2-9pm during Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday 11/22: 7am-noon during Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our book fair is also online! Be sure to visit the Book Fair online at (enter zip code 60016 to find our book fair). Our Online Fair offers thousands of titles that aren’t available at our physical book fair and you can shop online for an extended time from November 13th to December 3rd 2015.  All online orders will ship to our school and will be delivered to your child before winter break

Check out the 2017 Rebecca Caudill Award
Nominees list. The 2017 list is available online, go to the Rebecca Caudill homepage to view it and begin reading. The books are available to checkout now!

The 2016 Newberry Medal and Caldecott Medal have been awarded! Check out the books that won the Newbery Award and Other Awards in 2016!

We now have eBooks for students and staff to check out! You will need to know your user id and password you use for school to view and checkout eBooks - click here for more information.   Please see Mrs. Wengerhoff if you need help! Use Follett Shelf to check out and read an eBook today!  
Check out these handy Follett Shelf videos!

Upcoming School and Community Events

School Events
Tuesday, November 8th - In-service Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 11th - Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 21st - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 22nd - Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 23rd - November 25th - Thanksgiving Break

Public Library Events

Anime Club - Thursday, November 3rd 5-6pm
Color My World (coloring, music & snacks) - Monday, November 7th 5:30-6:30pm
Art Attack: Make This: Mugs - Thursday, November 10th 5-6:30pm
Teen Advisory Board Thursday, November 17th  6-7pm
Cards for Hospitalized Kids - Friday, November 18th 4-6pm

Tutoring @ DPPL - Every Wednesday from 6-8pm

Free Online Homework Help & Tutoring Daily! - 3pm to midnight