Welcome to the Information and Research Commons!



Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education...

-Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, On Philosophy of Education


Our Mission


The Mission of Minnechaug Regional High School's Information and Research Commons is to support the development of information literate students who are able to read, apply ethics and appreciate the work of others while learning information behavior skills that can be sustained throughout life, transferred into different environments and recontextualized to suit a specific need. 





Student & Staff Suggestions 


Summer Reading

Each year the Summer Reading Committee compiles a list of titles for Summer Reading consideration.  Our work begins just after the December break. Last year four out of our five Summer Reading books were student suggestions.  Funny, teachers had a few of the same suggestions!  

Again this year the Summer Reading Committee is looking for the Chaug Community's valuable contributions.  Using the form below, please submit a Summer Reading suggestion. You may use the form many times to suggest additional titles.  

 The Summer Reading form will be open December 20 until Friday, January 31, 2020. 

Interested in selecting the final books for summer reading 2020-2021??

Join the committee by emailing Dr. Trebbe or visiting the IRC. Worried about time? We have limited meetings with digital options.

Please note this form collects email addresses for the purpose of communicating with those who suggest titles. 

Thank you,

Dr. Trebbe

On behalf of the entire Summer Reading Committee

Summer Reading Suggestion Form 





Fresh Look Chaug



A blog dedicated to sharing books, websites, articles, technology tools, videos & podcasts with the "Chaug" community.  Students and teachers interested in contributing should link to the correct submission form to publish. 


Information Specialist: Dr. Georgina Trebbe


Ask the librarian




This October the IRC hosted a drawing event called Inktober. “Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits.” 


Check out the student artwork below!