"Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future.”
- Ray Bradury
Welcome to Bateman Library's Helpful Links
Bateman Library Catalog See what books we have in the school library -- including access to electronic books. Search by title, author, subject, genre and even reading level! To search by reading level go to "LS2 PAC." Then enter the name of the program and the level, e.g. "Lexile 780" or "Fountas and Pinnell P."
Chicago Public Library The Chicago Public Library has 80 physical locations, including a central library, two regional libraries, and branches distributed throughout the city. The CPL is offering temporary e-Cards to students that do not currently have a Chicago Public Library card. With a card, students are able to take advantage of the many digital books and other online services offered.
CPS Recommended Reading Lists The Recommended Reading Lists are created by the Department of Literacy: Libraries team in collaboration with teams of CPS librarians. These lists feature recommended newer books, which are quality, critically reviewed literature. The books on the various lists are carefully selected to highlight diversity, the power of peace, the Spanish language and/or to align to the curriculum and general interests of students.
CPS Library Databases To use these outstanding resources, check with Mrs. Kelly for username/password. In many cases, the information in the databases has been created specifically to help students working on research-related projects.
The Smithsonian Institution Archive Collections Search the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ collections, which contain the official records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories.