Monday, April 1, 2019

cover_imageThe 2019 Illinois Readers' Choice Lincoln Award goes to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Runners up are Scythe and One of Us is Lying.  87 high schools across Illinois participated. Thanks to all who voted!
The 2020 list of nominated titles is here. Look for a LibGuide soon.

No fooling! All 87 participating high schools in Illinois agreed that The Hate U Give should win the 2019 Lincoln Award! 2nd place went to Scythe and in 3rd was One of Us is Lying. Thanks to all who read and voted. Next year's list will be available soon. #oprfhs

Friday, March 15, 2019

The results are in! OPRF's runaway choice for the Lincoln Award is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, with 34 votes. Born a Crime was a distant second with 9 votes. Stay tuned to find out which book will win the statewide vote.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Join the OPRFHS Library Student Advisory Board

Do you want to have a say in YOUR high school library programming, collection, space, and more?  Join the new OPRFHS library student advisory board!  Come to the first meeting on March 19th after school in the library.  See Ms. Hooper with any questions.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The 2019 Lincoln Award is open for voting! Click here for the ballot:  Deadline is March 13

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2019 YA book winners announced!

The winner of the Printz award for excellence in young adult literature is 
The Poet X  by Elizabeth Acevedo.


Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Monday's Not Coming

The winner of the John Steptoe New Talent Author award is Monday's not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson.


Claudia's friend Monday goes missing and she is the only one who seems to care.


Blind Date with a Book!

Don't judge a book by its cover!  Stop by the OPRFHS library to check out a book from our Blind Date with a Book display.  All you will know is the genre and a brief summary.  See you in the library!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Books for ALL!

Your library has books for everyone with characters and stories that reflect all at OPRFHS and beyond.  Stop by and check out a book (or 2 or 3).  ALL are always welcome.

Check out this recent article in School Library Journal, "Can Diverse Books Save Us? In a divided world, librarians are on a mission."

Learn more about the We Need Diverse Books organization.