Library & Media Center
  • Contact Us

    Jessica Johnson

    Jessica Johnson

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

  • Library Catalog

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  • Research Databases

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  • eBooks

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  • Series of the Month

    Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences. As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
  • 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

     
    Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
    Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Cloud’s Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.

    Juniper, California. Now.
    Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding. Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever. When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.
  • 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.