Reading Lists & Research

Textbooks and Reading Lists

We have the District 181 and St. Isaac Jogues elementary and middle school textbooks on our Homework Shelf, available for you to use in the Library or to photocopy.

We also have the books on Hinsdale schools’ reading lists on display in the Youth Services Department for easy access and check out.

District 181 Middle School Summer Reading Lists, 2015

Illinois Children’s Choice Book Awards

Here are links to Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominee lists for 2015-2016:


Grades K-2


Grades 3-5


Grades 4-8




Research Help

Looking for information online? Don’t just use an Internet search. Our online databases offer quality articles, primary sources, and websites that are reviewed and updated regularly. Use from a computer in the library, or enter your card number for access from home.

Here is a link to our full list of resources.  You’ll need your library card to use them: STUDENT RESOURCES

Some of our favorites are:


SWAN Catalog



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