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  • Abraham Lincoln Book Award

    The Abraham Lincoln Award is an Illinois reading initiative for high school students that is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve. The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois’ most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author. The Abraham Lincoln Award is designed to encourage high school students (YOU!) to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors. To be eligible to vote you must read at least five (5) of the twenty two titles nominated.


    1. Check out the list of books in the library and choose a book that looks interesting to you.

    2. Go to the school or public library and check out the Abe book display to select your book.


    4. Submit your book evaluation to Ms. Bergeron in the library.

    5. Brag to your friends that you are getting free stuff from the library.

    The more you read the better the perks...
    2- Candy Bar
    5- $5 Subway card, eligibility to vote & 1 entry into end of year Kindle raffle
    10- $10 Gift card to Dunkin Donuts & 1 additional entry to raffle
    15- $15 iTunes card & 2 additional entries to raffle
    21- Bloom Trail apparel, $20 gift card of your choice & 3 additional entries into raffle
  • Archived Booklists
    Need a reading suggestion? Check out the past Abe award nominees.
Resources Overview
Online Databases:
All online databases need to be accessed by a username and password. To obtain this information see the library staff or pick up a flyer on the library's circulation desk.

Make Research a Breeze
Are you tired of wondering aimlessly around the Internet in search of your research? If the answer is "YES," you should check out the latest database World Book Online. This database provides full text encyclopedia entries, images, primary source documents, maps and much more. Be sure to check out the features designed to make research a breeze like the "Citation Builder," which assures you'll get all your citations done quickly and accurately!
Library Policies
Internet Rules Developed by the Board of Education:
Computers should be used for school assignments.
Do not share your log in and password. You will lose your computer privileges.
Only visit school appropriate websites.
No e-mail, game, music, or lyric sites.

Loan Periods and Fines:
Books: 2 weeks
Reference: Overnight
Overdue Fines: $.05 per day
Archived Yearbooks
The Bloom Trail High School Library has the following yearbooks for sale:

1978 1980 1986 1987 1990
1992 1993 1996 1998 2000
2001 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011

Yearbook Prices:
Pickup: $40.00
Mail: $45.00

For more information or to order a yearbook, call us at 708-758-7000 (x3179) or email us at