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

    The Inheritance Games:
    Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why -- or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.

    The Hawthorne Legacy:
    The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions—including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.

    The Final Gambit:
    To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.
  • 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

     
    Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship! All she has to do is perform! In a ball gown! During the summer. In Miami.

    Fine. Except that Carmen’s company is hired for her spoiled cousin Ariana’s over the top quinceañera.

    And of course, her new dance partner at work is none other than Mauro Reyes, Carmen’s most deeply regrettable ex.

    If Carmen is going to move into the future she wants, she needs to leave the past behind. And if she can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off Mauro’s texts, and stopping Ariana from ruining her own quinceañera Carmen might just get that happily ever after after all. 
     
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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.