Library & Media Center
  • Contact Us

    Jessica Johnson

    Jessica Johnson

    Library/Media Specialist
    Phone: (217) 892-6018
    Email: jessicajohnson@rths193.org

  • Library Catalog

     Type a book/ Ebook title into the box below to access the RTHS Library Catalog. 
     
  • Research Databases

    Type in the boxes below to access the database. Sign in using your RTHS gmail account. 
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  • eBooks

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  • Series of the Month

     
    This twisted fairytale series followed four heroines as they risk everything to save their world.
     
    It starts with Cinder, in which humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.  She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.  
     
     
  • Past Series & Book of the Month choices

    Click HERE to view the list. All of these wonderful books are available in our library and come highly recommended from students like you!

  • Book of the Month

     
    Beasts of Prey: Magic doesn't exist in the broken city of Lkossa anymore, especially for girls like sixteen-year-old Koffi. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, she cares for its fearsome and magical creatures to pay off her family's debts and secure their eventual freedom. But the night her loved ones' own safety is threatened by the Zoo's cruel master, Koffi unleashes a power she doesn't fully understand--and the consequences are dire.

    As the second son of a decorated hero, Ekon is all but destined to become a Son of the Six--an elite warrior--and uphold a family legacy. But on the night of his final rite of passage, a fire upends his plans. In its midst, Ekon not only encounters the Shetani--a vicious monster that has plagued the city and his nightmares for nearly a century--but a curious girl who seems to have the power to ward off the beast. Koffi's power ultimately saves Ekon's life, but his choice to let her flee dooms his hopes of becoming a warrior.
  • Recommend a Series / Book of the Month

     Read a good book lately? Let all of RTHS know! Click HERE to recommend a series/book of the month.
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  • Library Purpose 
    This space allows students to create, expand, and develop skills within education. It is a safe space where students can check out reading material, Chromebooks,
    get Skyward help, and collaborate with others.​


    About the Library

    The library contains over 8,000 volumes, a class set of Google Chrome Notebooks with internet and database access, and research accessibility.  The library houses all of the school's computer carts, which are used daily by the faculty and students.  The librarian, Mrs. Johnson, is available during the school day as well as before and after school to assist with any reference needs or aid in the selection of materials for recreational reading.  All students are welcome to use the library when their schedule permits.

    Over 40 current periodicals are available for use in the library.  The library also subscribes to Gale databases, Scholastic Scope and Math, NY Times Upfront, Science, Oxford English Dictionary, and the Institute for Career Research.  All students have access to the online and text resources available.  The resources in the library are selected to be closely coordinated with the school curriculum, providing strong support for each field of instruction and offering a diverse range of recreational reading material.  Additional materials are available through Illinois Heartland Library System Share, of which RTHS is a member.

    Students may borrow books from the circulating collection for a period of two weeks.  Books on reserve may be checked out overnight.  The reference collection must be used in the library.  Upon administrative approval, a student is allowed to check out a computer for home use.  Wi-fi is not provided for those devices.

    There are multiple book club options students may join.  Books for these clubs are provided by the school, and approved by the librarian and administration.  These book clubs may be joined at any time.  The librarian can provide additional information about book clubs.