Donald Croarkin Library

The Bloom Trail library is named after Donald Croarkin, who has served Bloom High School District 206 for over 36 years as a librarian, archivist, coach, and friend. Upon his retirement in May, 2000, this honor was bestowed upon him. His service and dedication will never be forgotten.


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 wandering 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!


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

Library Survey

Your thoughts matter! Please take a moment and fill out the library survey so we can better serve you.



Librarian – Annie Bergeron 
E-mail: [email protected]

Paraprofessional – Sarah Bakker
E-mail: [email protected]

Library Secretary – Kayla Smith


Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:55 AM – 3:45 PM
Friday: 7:55 AM – 3:00 PM22331 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-758-7000
Fax: 708-758-8372
e-mail: [email protected]

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 the end of year Kindle raffle
10- $10 Gift card to Dunkin Donuts & 1 additional entry to the raffle
15- $15 iTunes card & 2 additional entries to the raffle
21- Bloom Trail apparel, $20 gift card of your choice & 3 additional entries into the raffle

Need a book suggestion? Check out the past nominees!


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 [email protected]