Donald Croarkin Library

Check out the NEW library website. Interactive material and lots of new resources!

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.


Library Resources

New! – Sora eBook & Audiobook Library

Online Databases:
All online databases need to be accessed by a username and password. Ask your classroom teacher or send us an email to [email protected]
Make Research a Breeze 
Are you tired of clicking 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!

Other E-book resources- There are lots of free resources available while e-learning. The library has put together this reference list

Library Survey

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

Book Recommendations

Are we missing something? Let us know by filling out the book recommendation form.




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 here 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. The library has all these titles available as e-books by accessing the library catalog. Access the e-book collection here. Simply login with your school G-MAIL account to check out and read e-books. 


4. Submit your book evaluation to Ms. Bergeron in the library or through this Google Form. 

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!

Archived Yearbooks 

The Bloom Trail High School Library has the following yearbooks for sale:

1978, 1980, 1986, 1987,  1998, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
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]

Yearbook archives can be accessed here


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

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

Library Secretary – Kayla Smith


Keep in Touch

At this time, the school library is closed for the 2020-2021 school year. We are still here for you! Please send us an e-mail at [email protected] or call 708-758-7000 x3141 if you need help with e-books, navigating a database or general questions. 
22331 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-758-7000
Fax: 708-758-8372
e-mail: [email protected]

Library Policies

Loan Periods and Fines:
Books: 2 weeks
Reference: Overnight
Overdue Fines: $.05 per day