media center

Welcome to the Media Center!

The Media Center is available throughout the day for classes and for students to work independently or as a group. It's both a casual environment to spend time and a quiet environment for studying and reading. Students may come to hang out in the reading  area, spread out when needing table space, or sit at a computer to use for schoolwork.




Teens' Top Ten for 2018
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Teens' Top Ten is a nation-wide contest, consisting of books nominated and voted on solely by teens.Download a complete list of the 2018 nominees with summaries or read about it on Goodreads.

The 2018 Nominees:
  • All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  • The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
  • Book of Lies by Teri Terry
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  • The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
  • Remember Me Always by Renee Collins
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Waste of Space by Gina Damico
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  • Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Look Up Your Favorite Book

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Novelist

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Teen Book Finder App
Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association, this free app allows you to look up books by author, title, year, genre, and award - including those on the Teens' Top Ten booklists.

Download from the iTunes store or from Google Play.

 

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Good Lists:

Award Winners:

Unique Book Lists:

Controversial Books:


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Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks from Rochester Community Schools Digital Library
Borrow a variety of eBooks and audiobooks for free in the Rochester Community Schools Digital Library using the Overdrive app at at rochesterk12.lib.overdrive.com. Works with tablets or phones running iOS, Android, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Windows phone, and Windows and Mac desktop computers.

To access...

  1. From the web, go to rochesterk12.lib.overdrive.com.
  2. Using the app, download it from Google Play for Android or from the iTunes App Store. (For other formats, go to this list of links for various formats located at the very bottom of the page).
  3. Sign in with your RCS school computer login ID and password.
  4. Download instructions on how to use the app and check out books.

eBooks from Rochester Hills Public Library
Don't see the book you want or it's currently checked out? Take a look at the selection of Overdrive eBooks available in the Rochester Hills Public Library eBooks collection at rochester.overdrive.com. Sign in with your public library card number (located on your student ID).


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Finding books on your research topic
When looking for information on a very specific topic, expand your search to include books from libraries across Michigan!

  1. Search at elibrary.mel.org.
  2. Once you find a book you'd like, click on "Get this for me" and choose to have it delivered to the Rochester Hills Public Library for you.

 


Leraning Express Library
Free Test Prep
Use Learning Express Library to prepare for upcoming tests. Create a free login to save your practice sessions:
  • In the Test Prep Center, take online tuotrials and practice tests for the SAT, PSAT, and AP tests, and practice writing a college admissions essay.
  • In the School Center, access tutorials and practice in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
  • In the Career Center, explore careers in many fields, exams necessary for specific jobs, job searching and interviewing skills, and more.

Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


Read 25!
The College Board recommends that students read 25 books a year to increase their academic ability.

The benefits?

  • Improve your vocabulary!
  • Broaden your knowledge base!
  • Experience different genres!
  • Improve your reading skill!

What should you read?
Anything!

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Informational Articles

Looking for suggestions?


The Mission of the Media Center
To encourage and advance student learning with services and resources that support the Rochester High School instructional curriculum and the needs of the RHS community.

The Goals of the Media Center
1. To offer instructional services that encourage students to:
a.) Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
b.) Draw conclusions and apply knowledge to new situations.
c.) Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of society.
d.) Pursue personal growth.
2. To provide a collection of resources, materials, and equipment which supports the curriculum and meets varying levels of educational need.
3. To provide professional support to faculty in planning, designing, and delivering instruction.
4. To promote personal reading and assist with strategies for effective informational reading.
5. To assist with learning and creating new information using various technologies.
6. To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.


There's a Genre for Everybody!
Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Glam Romance, Intrigue and Espionage... flip through the flashcards below to read about the many, many genres that exist! For printables, download our Fiction Genres brochure and our Fiction Sub-Genres four-page listing!

The Mission of the Library:
To encourage and advance student learning with services and resources that support the Rochester High School instructional curriculum and the needs of the RHS community.

The Goals of the Library:
1. To offer instructional services that encourage students to:
     a.) Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
     b.) Draw conclusions and apply knowledge to new situations.
     c.) Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of society.
     d.) Pursue personal growth.
2. To provide a collection of resources, materials, and equipment which supports the curriculum and meets varying levels of educational need.
3. To provide professional support to faculty in planning, designing, and delivering instruction.
4. To promote personal reading and assist with strategies for effective informational reading.
5. To assist with learning and creating new information using various technologies.
6. To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.


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Rochester High School Library has earned Qualified status for SL 21!
To earn recognition for meeting the measurement benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools (SL 21), a school library must demonstrate competence in the areas of Teaching for 21st Century Learning, Building the 21st Century Learning Environment, and Leading the Way to 21st Century Learning.
SL 21 is a voluntary management standards program with benchmarks in the areas of instruction, student achievement, technology, facility, staffing, budget, instructional materials, curriculum development, school improvement, community engagement, advocacy and additional applicable areas of instruction and engagement in the educational community.