Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment and a positive educational experience for all members of the BBCHS community. The library is a service-driven operation that encourages reading, serves the diverse needs of students, staff, and public, and supports the BBCHS curriculum.
I'd like to personally welcome everyone to the BBCHS library. Our excellent library staff is here to provide the support that our students, faculty and staff need in order to make the educational experience as fulfilling as possible. From providing thousands of books for pleasure reading or educational research, to enabling access to technology and a variety of academic databases, to giving teachers the help they need to maximize their teaching abilities, to providing a laid-back and comfortable learning and social environment, the BBCHS library is dedicated to you, the BBCHS family.
PARENT RESOURCES AND LINKS
- Destiny (Library Catalog System - Internal Only)
- Chronicle Career Guidance (Information on more than 2,000 occupations)
- Careers-Internet (Careers Database)
- Infotrac (Opposing Viewpoints database)
- SIRS Researcher (Pro vs. Con database)
- JSTOR (Full0text Literary criticism articles
- Teen Health and Wellness (Real questions, real answers)
- Grolier (Geographic and historical reference databases)
- First Search (Connecting you to information in a wide range of subjests in 14 databases)
- ebooks (Online reference database)
Public Library Sites
Library Coffee House was another great success on Friday, April 19! We enjoyed a day of coffee, cookies and wonderful musical entertainment provided by nine of our extremely talented BBCHS students! The library would like to thank all performers, everyone who helped out with this big event and all students and staff members who came in to support the annual Library Coffee House.
Our reading wall of fame is up! Stop into the library to see our top 25 readers for this school year, including our no. 1 reader of the year, senior Austin Legro! Want to make the wall next year? Read early and read often next school year!
Want to see what book your favorite teachers think you must read? Check out our first installment of teacher book recommendations right above the New Books shelf in the library! Mr. Drake, Mr. Gould, Mr. Schreiner, and Mr. Williams have the first round of recommendations, with a new round coming soon! If you'd like to read one of the recommended books, you can find them right there!
Check out this informative podcast to learn more about censorship and libraries.
The Abraham Lincoln book award winners have been announced. The book you at BBCHS selected as our local winner this year is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. The official Illinois winner for 2013 is ... drum roll ... Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Our winning book placed second in the overall voting.
Speaking of the Lincoln award, congratulations are in order for our own Mrs. Hampton who read all 22 Lincoln titles this year, earning a Double Deuces honor! Her favorite is Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Keep reading, Mrs. Hampton!