library logoThe Library is available throughout the day 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 2016!
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list of books nominated and voted on solely by teens. Find one you're interested in? Check it out from the Library!

The Top Ten Winners:

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone.
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu.
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  9. When by Victoria Laurie.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten.

The Other Nominees:

  • Black, Holly. The Darkest Part of the Forest.
  • Boecker, Virginia. The Witch Hunter.
  • Brockenbrough, Martha. The Game of Love and Death.
  • Childs, Tera Lynn, and Tracy Deebs. Powerless.
  • Cornwell, Betsy. Mechanica.
  • Dinnison, Kris. You and Me and Him.
  • Doktorski, Jennifer Salvato. The Summer After You & Me.
  • Doller, Trish. The Devil You Know.
  • Heltzel, Anne. Charlie, Presumed Dead.
  • Nielsen, Jennifer. A. Mark of the Thief.
  • Priest, Cherie. Illustrated by Kali Ciesemier. I Am Princess X.
  • Schmidt, Tiffany. Hold Me Like a Breath.
  • Schreiber, Joe. Con Academy.
  • Sedgwick, Marcus. The Ghosts of Heaven.
  • Simmons, Kristen. The Glass Arrow.
  • Stone, Tamara Ireland. Every Last Word.
  • Stohl, Margaret. Black Widow Forever Red.
  • Westerfeld, Scott, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. Zeroes.

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 and aesthetic 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 media and technologies.
6.  To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.

Check Out the 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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Look up your next favorite book!

Books & Authors

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The RCS Digital Library
Borrow a variety of eBooks and audiobooks for free through the 
Rochester Community Schools Digital Library. To login, use your school computer ID and password.
Download the app to easily read and listen from a tablet device or phone. Find it in Google Play for Androids or the iTunes App Store for "Overdrive". You can also put it on your eBook reader, computer or laptop, or an mp3 player! Look here for complete information

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?

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

Looking for suggestions?

Take a look at this list,
101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers
compiled by the College Board
or download a clean .pdf copy here for printing. 

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!

Suggest a Book for the Library!

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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 (SL21), 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. SL21 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.