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

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!  Most classrooms have a Smartboard too!

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

AMS Summer Reading Program
Don't forget to read your book over the summer and complete your bookmark!
Here are the links to the bookmarks in case you misplaced yours!
Fiction Bookmark
Non-Fiction Bookmark

Check out the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Award
Nominees list. The 2018 list is available online, go to the Rebecca Caudill homepage to view it and begin reading. The books are available to checkout now!

The 2017 Newberry Medal and Caldecott Medal have been awarded! Check out the books that won the Newbery Award and Other Awards in 2017!

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
Enjoy Summer Break!!
School Resumes Monday, August 21st!

Public Library Events
Anime Club - Thursday, June 15th 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Advisory Board -
Cards for Hospitalized Kids -

Tutoring @ DPPL - Every Wednesday from 6-8pm

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