Welcome to the MHS Media Center!

Over 100 new YA books have been added to our catalog, and

more new books are coming soon!!


Media Center Hours - 7:45 AM until 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday


Media Center Staff

Ms. Cervantes - Media Aide

Mrs. DeLong - Media Aide


Contact Information

(815) 539-7446, extension 521


Media Center Mission Statement

 To enable all students to develop their individual academic skills to their maximum potential in a learning environment promoting academia, self-esteem, and respect among staff, faculty, administration, and the student body of Mendota High School

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Media Center Quarterly Newsletter

Please use the link provided below to find out more about all of the wonderful things that are going on in the MHS Media Center!

Newsletter Link



 Media Center Favorite Links

Teen Book Review Sites

www.fantasticfiction.com  - Information on Young Adult Fiction's newest books and authors

https://www.goodreads.com/ -  "Goodreads. Meet your next favorite book."


Paid Databases 


 Gale Page Link: https://www.galepages.com/mendota/resources


  World BookWorld Book Online Updated Link


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Please utilize the link provided below for further instructions regarding how to access the World Book Encyclopedia and Gale Cengage databases.

Database Instructions


Please utilize the link provided below for further instructions regarding how to access the Mackin database. This platform contains eBooks and audiobooks that are available for MHS student use.

Mackin Login Information



Free Online Research Resources

 www.graveshume.lib.il.us  - Graves-Hume Library


http://search.prairiecat.info/ - to search for resources from Graves-Hume Library


www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb - Outstanding books for the College Bound


http://www.encyclopedia.com - A free online encyclopedia that offers millions of free articles, pictures, facts, and biographies


www.infoplease.com - A free online resource that provides access to the the Columbia Encyclopedoa. an atlas, a dictionary, and a thesaurus.  


www.loc.gov - The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collection.


www.sweetsearch.com - This is a search engine for students that searches only credible web sites that are approved by Internet research experts.


www.findingdulcinea.com - "Librarian of the Internet" that presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy web sites that are reviewed by humans. It includes Web Guides, Beyond the Headlines and Netcetera. 


http://www.procon.org/ - ProCon.org provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues. This site provides fair, Free, and unbiased resources. 


Spanish Language Literary Resources

Please click on the link provided below to access a list of Spanish Language literature currently available for loan to MHS students.

MHS Spanish Collection