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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  • Series of the Month

    Arc of the Scythe Series
    A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.  Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.  This trilogy follows Citra and Rowan’s story and has many unexpected twists and turns! 
  • 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

    Nimona
    Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
  • 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.