Batavia Public Library

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Volunteer Opportunities​

Geneva Park District
Affordable Party Tent Rental
Atlas Chicken Shack
Batavia Container
Charlestowne 18
Culvers-North Aurora
Eagle Flexible Packaging
El Taco Grande
Fermi Labs Natural Areas
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Goldfish Swim School
Heinz Bros. Greenhouse
i9 Sports
JC Penney-North Aurora
Kane County Cougars
Kimmer’s Ice Cream
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
Pheasant Run
Prairie Path Cycles Batavia
Raging Waves Water Park
SciTech Hands On Museum
St. Charles History Museum
St. Charles Park District
Batavia Park District
Red Oak Nature Center

Batavia High School Recommended Reading Choices

Book TitleAuthor
A List of CagesRobin Roe
IllegalEoin Colfer
PositivePaige Rawl
LockdownAlexander Gordon Smith
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Life of PiYann Martel
Girl in TranslationJean Kwok
The AlchemistPaulo Coelho
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A Long Way DownJason Reynolds
ScytheNeal Shusterman
Between Shades of GrayRuta Sepetys
Laughing at My NightmareShane Burcaw

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini

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Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

James L. Swanson

Mr. Lincoln’s High Tech War

Thomas B. Allen

Photo By Brady

Jennifer Armstrong

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American SniperKyle McEwen
The Forbidden SchoolhouseSuzanne Jumaine
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in HistoryJohn M. Barry
The Pursuit of HappynessChris Gardner
UnbrokenLaura Hillenbrand
Midnight in Cherynobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear DisasterAdam Higginbotham
WildCheryl Strayed
The Demon in the FreezerRichard Preston
Into Thin AirJon Krakauer
No Time to LosePeter Piot
The Perfect StormSebastian Junger
999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to AuschwitzHeather Dune Macadam
StiffMary Roach
Killing Lincoln:  The Shocking Assassination That Changed America ForeverBill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Tipping PointMalcolm Gladwell
OutliersMalcolm Gladwell
MoneyballMichael Lewis
BrandedAlissa Quart
The InnovatorsWalter Isaacson
1421Gavin Menzies
ArgoAntonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
Behind Rebel LinesSeymour Reit
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War IISonia Purnell
City of ScoundrelsGary Krist
Devil in the White CityErik Larson
Eight Men OutEliot Asinof
Flags of our FathersJames Bradley and Ron Powers
Parkland:  Birth of a MovementDave Cullen
The Beauty MythNaomi Wolf
The Cheating CultureDavid Calhoun
ColumbineDave Cullen
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
Life, AnimatedRon Suskind
The Paradox of ChoiceBarry Schwartz
When March Went MadSeth Davis
Bad Or, The Dumbing Down of AmericaPaul Fussell
BecomingMichelle Obama
Educated : A MemoirTara Westover
Fortitude:  American Resilience in the Era of Outrage Dan Crenshaw
Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson

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The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

Jonathan Hennessey

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Thomas Foster

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The Underground Railroad

Colin Whitehead

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

Sing Unburied Sing

Jesmyn Ward

Community Check-in with Misty & Aimee 

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm, Misty and Aimee go LIVE on Instagram and Facebook. Follow them and make sure to turn on notifications!  

Reference Database Information

ACT / SAT Practice Test Information

Batavia Public Library subscribes to a variety of reference databases, which are useful for doing research.
Library Databases

Get a feel for what testing day will be like by taking a free practice SAT test, courtesy of Princeton Review. Bring water, #2 pencils, and an energy snack, as well as an SAT-approved calculator. Scores will be available online within a week of taking the test. Registration is required. 
Check our calendar for the next test.

On-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and writing assistance

Did you know the library has musical instruments to lend?

Click here to see what we have!

Below are links to more interesting things the library has for checkout.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. (formerly Testing & Education Reference Center) – Provides over 300 practice tests (including the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, AP placement exams, and various career-related exams). It also provides information about scholarships and colleges.