Genre chart

     What's the difference?

  • Fantasy - fictional world, magic, wizards
  • Science fiction - space, time travel, dystopia, clones
  • Supernatural - ghosts, werewolves, witches, vampires, special powers

Book Genres

Our Fiction section is arranged by genre, or type of book.
Each genre has a color theme, as shown on a colored sticker on the spine of each book as well as the matching book ends.
Genre, along with the first 3 letters of the author's last name, is shown as CALL NUMBER in Follett Destiny library catalog.

  • Action - yellow
  • Fantasy - green
  • Historical -  pink
  • Horror - orange
  • Lives - black
  • Mystery - hot pink
  • Realistic - blue
  • Relationships - purple
  • Sci-Fi - red
  • Sports - light blue
  • Supernatural - light green

What should I read next?
Your LMC is full of answers to this question!

What should I read next?
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Use this free app to read ebooks and audiobooks.

  • Install on your mobile device, or go to sorapp.library/d128 on your school Chromebook
  • Login with your school Google account.
  • Search for a book or look at the featured collections.
  • Sora also lets you access titles from Cook Memorial Public Library, which includes the Aspen Drive branch
  • Students may check out up to 3 titles for a loan period of 1 month. When your loan period is over, the book is simply recalled to Sora. So you'll never have overdues!


Starbooks Book Club

  • Read what you like.
  • Tell us about what you're reading.
  • Collect titles for your TBR (to be read) list
  • Free hot chocolate
  • 8:15 a.m. every Friday morning in LMC classroom
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Students and staff may create an account to have unlimited access to The New York Times.

  • While in the VHHS building and connected to our network, go to (You must be in the building the first time you create your account, as you will be authenticated by our IP address.  After you create your account, you will be able to access The New York Times anywhere by signing in to your account.)  
  • Create a free account using an email address of your choice.  If you already have a account, you can log in with the email address and password you're already using.  
  • You will know that you have successfully created your account when you see the Start Your Access screen.
  • Read The Wall Street Journal newspaper with no login or article limits
  • You will see Vernon Hills High School at the top right corner.
  • Access is ONLY while physically in the VHHS building.
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Read the Paper

Cook Memorial Public Library
(includes Aspen Drive branch)