T.F. South Online Book Catalog - search for a book.  Sign in to put books on hold and you'll get an email when they're ready for pickup!

TFS Book Club
These unofficial clubs meet once a month to discuss a selected book - a great way to relax and talk with new people! Ask for details about our general book club, our romance books club, or our manga book club!

Contains full-text sources from magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, biographies, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference resources.
Outside of TFS you must log in with a username and password; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not have it.

Chicago Tribune
Full text of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. You must log in with a username and password; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not have it.

The New York Times 

To activate, visit on your school-issued Chromebook or device.  Choose “Sign in with Google” and follow the prompts.  Once activated, is the link to access the paper.  On non-school devices, once your account is activated you can log in with your school credentials.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text electronic books accessible from home or school.  Outside of TFS you must log in with a  password; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not have it.

Find thousands of e-books at BiblioBoard, from romances, kids books, sci-fi, graphic novels, and comics from indie publishers, as well as classics and more! Explore thousands of primary source materials, hundreds of teaching guides, and much more. No password required.

Great Lives From History
Covering the Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Modern Era, and the 17th and 18th Centuries, this database contains biographical information of most of the important people of these eras. 
You must log in with a username and password; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not have it.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

First Search
Information found here is considered scholarly and well researched. Databases included are WorldCat, ABI Inform, PerAbs, and Wilson Select.

APA Formatting and Style Guide
APA (American Psychological Association) is used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource offers examples for the general format of APA research papers.

Citation Machine
APA/MLA citation generator

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource offers examples for the formatting of MLA research papers.

An online reference center with links to sources found in most public libraries. (Almanacs, Atlases, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, etc.)

Lansing Public Library
Along with the library catalog, cardholders can use such resources as OCLC, which searches 9,000 libraries worldwide, and Global Road Warrior, which has cultural and physical information for over 170 countries and territories.

Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library
Cardholders have access to many great resources, including WorldBook Online Reference Center, a comprehensive online encyclopedia; Learn-A-Test, with practice tests and computer training courses; and the African American Experience, containing African American history and cultural information from over 300 sources.

Teachers and Staff

Gail Meyer
(708) 585-2197


Mrs. Gail Meyer, Library Director

Education and Experience

MS, Library and Information Science; Dominican University, River Forest, IL
BA, English Language and Literature; University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Lansing Public Library Youth and Teen Services Director; 2001-2008
TF South Library Director; 2008-present
Board member-at-large, Association of Illinois School Library Educators, 2020-2022
Director of Librarians of the South Suburbs (LISS) AISLE Chapter

Awards, Honors, and Presentations

Presenter on School and Public Library Collaboration, 2006
Those Who Excel Award, Illinois State Board of Education, 2009
Recipient of Dollar General Literacy Grant, 2010
Recipient of Secondary Reading League Grant, 2010
Recipient of Illinois Reading Council Grant, 2011
Excellence Counts Award, District 215, 2011
Recipient of Secondary Reading League Grant, 2014

Recipient of Illinois Reading Council Literacy Support Grant, 2017
Excellence Counts Award, District 215, 2020


Young Adult Library Services Association
Association of Illinois School Library Educators
American Library Association
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents