The mission of the Hawthorn Library Media Services Centers is to support implementation of the curriculum while providing a collaborative learning environment that fosters curiosity, inspiration, and a love of reading.
Each of our elementary school libraries hosts the following information on their websites:
Follett Destiny - This is the library catalog system for students to search for and check out books from their school library.
Monarch and Bluestem Award Books - The Monarch Awards (K-3) and Bluestem Awards (3-5) are for students in Illinois to nominate outstanding books.
Online Resources - Each library provides additional links to other helpful online resources.
Aspen - https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/aspenlibrary/home
Library Media Specialist: Allison Riley
Elementary North - http://elementarynorthlibrary.
Library Media Specialist: Karen Karolczak
Elementary South -
Library Media Specialist: Ann Gass
Townline/Dual Language - https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/tldlschoollibrary/home
Library Media Specialist: Cathy Gross
Hawthorn School for Young Learners - https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/hsyl-library/home
Library Media Specialists: Ann Gass, Karen Karolczak, Allison Riley
Middle School North
Library Media Facilitators: Val Cohen
Middle School South
Library Media Facilitators: Sangita Parande
Other Helpful Links
During the 2021-22 school year, Hawthorn is embarking on a project to review our current Library Media Services program and develop a proposal that highlights best practices, physical space improvements, and resource needs.