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Check out last year's Book Trailer Winners! 


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Mapping the Hunger Games

Fans Put Panem on the Map

Congratulations to Ellie T., who was one of the winners of the national contest!


Do you Want to Build a Snowman?

 You can help us build a snowman by reading books that were made into movies.

For every book that is read, you will fill out a form. 

The form will be put into a drawing for a movie gift card.

Two gift cards will be given away.

Also for every form that is received, we will turn a

book around to show the white pages and build our snowman. 



Welcome to the Online Catalog!

Click above to enter the 24/7 library catalog.  Check book availability, place holds, create research lists, print MLA citation lists, share books with your friends, create personalized books shelves, get recommendations, see what new books have come in -- all from home or on the go!


New in the LMC:

Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambition, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel
Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambition, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel

 Coming Soon!

Trying to get out of a small town is harder than you think
Trying to get out of a small town is harder than you think

Research Databases


EBSCO  Have you created a "My EBSCO" account?  This allows you to save searches so they can be accessed at home or at school!  Ask Mrs. Altena for specifics.  Enjoy access to periodical and newspaper articles, professional journal entries, radio transcripts, images, and encyclopedia information, plus much, much more.  Sources are reliable and searches can be targeted to a specific topic.  The Student Research Center offers an easy interface (cchs - knights)




ABC-CLIO Databases:  Daily Life through History and World History:  Modern Era

This database explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through details that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into human beings.   Research historical topics such as American food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs. (swchrist - library)

 Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale:  Opposing Viewpoints in Context :  Explore the most debated topics. This next-generation portal delivers a range of perspectives on important issues.  When you need to see both sides of an issue.  (palo_log)

Gale:  Biography in Context: Explore information on people from both the past and present.  Overviews, images, video, news accounts, and primary documents all in one place! (palo_log)


Gale Virtual Reference Library


 Gale:  Virtual Library:  Online access and downloadable to your e-reading device.  Ebook series on Art, Literature, Business, Law, Medicine, and more.  Searchable across all resources. Use same login as other Gale resources.


Bloom's Literature:  Online access to expert literary criticism. (cchsil - knights)





Class Projects

Creative Commons Search - use to find images and music for presentations, posters, videos, etc.

MLA tutorial and quiz

American Heritage Online



Public Libraries

Can't find something at CCHS?  Need access to more databases?  Want to take a practice ACT?  Want to download an ebook or audiobook? Use your public library card to access all of this and more!

SWAN catalog

Palos Heights Public Library

  Palos Heights: ACT/SAT/AP Prep via Shmoop (need a Palos Heights library card to access)

Tinley Park Public Library

Oak Lawn Public Library

Chicago Public Libary





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