The main mission of the ILC is to promote reading for fun. Check out what's happening this year.
Abe Lincoln Book Contest
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois. The award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) and is designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. Antioch students must read or listen to at least 4 of the 20 titles to be eligible to vote. Participants will be able to participate in a book talk/pizza party, receive an individual Read poster, and be awarded with incentives and prizes. Interested students may contact Mrs. Mason or register online.
ILC Reading Hall of Fame
In 2015, we introduced this program to our readers. To be eligible, students must read all of the Abraham Lincoln Readers' Choice Award nominees by the State of Illinois, provide responses to a series of questions related to the book, and vote for their favorite one in the spring. Participants will be eligible for inclusion on our Information and Learning Center's Reading Hall of Fame plaque, will receive an individual/group Read poster, be able to participate in a book talk/pizza party, and be awarded with incentives and prizes throughout the contest. Interested students may contact Mrs. Mason or register online.
What does this mean? Genrifying means we are organizing our book collection by genre (French word for category). Our goal is to make it easier for students and teachers to find a book that interests them. If you need to find a book for your Civil War project, you can go to the War section. If you want to find a new book to read, consider browsing the Fantasy or Romance sections. Not sure what to read? Just browse our stacks as you would a regular book store. We're sure you'll find something you like to read. This is a work in progress, and we expect it will take the entire year to complete--so please pardon our mess.