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Monday, 9/22/2014


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.

Got your own mobile device? We've got wifi access throughout the school, including in the Library! Come on in and BYOD too (Bring Your Own Device)!

Winners of the Teens' Top Ten for 2013!
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. Click to read summaries for all 28 here or hover over a book cover from the Shelfari shelf below. Find one you're interested in? Check it out from the Library!
Out of the 28 finalists in the running, here are the winners!  
The Winners...
  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  2. The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  4. Pushing the Limits by Katie MGarry
  5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  8. Every Day by David Levithan
  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
  10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange
The Finalists...
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
  • Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
  • Croak by Gina Damico
  • Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
  • Falling Kindgoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Immortal City by Scott Speer
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Underworld by Meg Cabot
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Skinny by Donna Cooner
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking


Recent Library Additions...
 New Reference eBook Additions for 2013-14!

pop cultureamer decades 2000-09encyc fitnessalt energy21st c novelsnovels for stspoetry for sts

See these and all 678 Reference eBooks in the Digital Backpack's Research Tool section, RHS Information Databases! 

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 here.

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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. 

 Find the Book for You!

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Use the book-searching database "Books & Authors" to find your next favorite book! Books & Authors searches books not only by the authors and titles, but also by book genres, series names, themes, and more!
Click on "Start Browsing" to search for a book by its Who (characters), What (subject), Where (location), or When (time period).
Know a book that you love and want another just like it? Click on the "Read-A-Like Wizard" from the home page. Also check out the "recommended similar titles" given for each book listed!


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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!

Finding a Book You'll Like:

Teacher Resources:


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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.