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AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.4 Find, evaluate and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

4.1.1 Read, view and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous teaching.

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Orientation 2018

Logging in to Ricat, Renewing a Book, Place a Hold

Log in to the Bain Library Catalog and renew a book, place a book on hold from the Bain library, or order a book from another school library. Watch the video to find out how! Can't watch the video? Follow the instructions below the video.

AFTER you have logged in and placed your hold, complete the survey HERE .

  1. Click advanced search (in blue) in the above "Search the Bain Library Catalog" box.
  2. Click the login button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Type in your username and password. (Username=HBD plus your student ID# Password= your birthday in the following format:  MMDDYY)
  4. Select "RICAT (All members)" from the "location" dropdown menu.
  5. Search for a book.
  6. Click on title of the book you want to place on hold.
  7. Click on the "Hold It" icon in the uper right corner (above green arrow).
  8. Click on Save and you are done.  We will send a notice to your homeroom when your book arrives.  

To renew your books, click on the "My Info" tab and click "renew" to the far right of book title. 

You may also view your library record (items out, fines, hold requests, etc.), by clicking on the "My Info" tab. 

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Write Rhode Island

Dear Educators:
School One and Goat Hill are pleased to announce the 2019 Write Rhode Island competition with the goal of engaging students in grades 7-12 in creative writing. 
Throughout Write Rhode Island, we will send you information about opportunities and events but we promise not to bombard you with emails. 
The deadline for students who wish to enter the competition is December 9, 2018. Official guidelines are posted on School One's website. 
 Students can submit their stories through a Submittable link on the website, November 20 -December 9, 2018.
Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and any young writers you might know.
Thank you for your help with Write Rhode Island.
Opportunities for students
Free creative writing workshops for students in grades 7-12 begin in October and continue through December at locations all around RI.
Wanskuck Library (Providence) will host creative writing workshops for interested middle school students on Thursday, 
November 7th, from 4:00-5:30p.m. Interested students should contact the teen librarian at
The creative writing club at Chariho Regional High School (Wood River Junction) will host a feedback session on November 13th.
Weaver Library (East Providence)  will host an Introduction to Fiction workshop on Saturday, November 10th, 1-3:00p.m. For more information, contact the library at 401-434-2453.
Barrington High School (Barrington) will host a creative writing workshop November 14th.  
Tiverton Middle School will take part in Write Rhode Island this year with a visit from a visiting writer on Thursday, November 8th and 15th. This special after-school program was organized by the Shelly Noguiera, school librarian. For more information, email
Hugh B. Bain School (Cranston) will also join Write Rhode Island this year and host 
an Introduction to Fiction workshop on Friday, November 16th.
Westerly Public Library will host a creative fiction workshop on Friday, November 16th, 3-4:30p.m. Email Melanie to sign up, 
Tiverton Public Library will host 
an Introduction to Fiction workshop, 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m., on Saturday, November 17th. Email Rebecca to sign up, 
Cumberland Public Library (Cumberland) will host an
Introduction to Fiction workshop 
on Saturday, November 17th, 2:30-4:00p.m. Email to sign up.
Interested in hosting a workshop at your school or library?
Contact Diana at 401-331-2497/
Creative Writing Prompt
A story can happen anywhere. 
Write a story about a character who dreams of starting a new city/town in Rhode Island.
Other opportunities for Students
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month for Young Writers
Still room for a few students!
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft a novel during the month of November. Our version of NaNoWriMo serves students grades 7-12.
Workshop Dates: October 30th - December 4th (Tuesday)
Workshop Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Workshop Fee: Free
Workshop location: Schol One
Rhode Island Center for the Book and Poet Laureate Tina Cane Announce
RI Youth Poetry Ambassador Initiative 2019   
Rhode Island Poet Laureate, Tina Cane, and The Rhode Island Center for the Book , are partnering together for the Rhode Island Youth Poetry Ambassador initiative. 
This program seeks to establish a youth poetry advocate position to be filled by a high school student 
(grades 9-12) who resides in the state of Rhode Island. This year's application period is October 15, 2018-December 1, 2018.
Interested students should submit an application to Kate Lenz, Director of Rhode Island Center for the Book at
Applications should include:
  • a one or two-paragraph statement on why s/he would like to be considered for this position
  • a letter of support from a teacher or librarian
  • a letter of support from a peer
  • two original poems
Newport Life Magazine Call for Nonfiction
Newport Life Magazine is looking for original works of non-fiction or poems about life, observances and experiences in Newport County. 
Non-fiction pieces should be no more than 750 words and no less than 500 words. Poems can be any length. Submissions should be typed and double-spaced on standard letter size paper or Word document. Entries may not be previously published. Limit one entry per person. 
Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018 
Email submissions to Please include your full name and "Writing contest" in the subject line.
10th Annual Providence Children's Film Festival: Submissions Open 
DEADLINE (late): November 22, 2018
The Providence Children's Film Festival (PCFF) presents the best of independent and international children's cinema to inspire, delight, educate and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and throughout New England.
The 10th Annual Providence Children's Film Festival will return February 15 - 28, 2019. 
For a complete list of categories, guidelines and information, visit 
Write Rhode Island Shout-Out!
Write Rhode Island  
says thank you to the Dexter Donation fund and the City of Providence.
All of the creative writing workshops at schools and libraries in Providence are free for Providence students thanks to the Dexter Donation fund.
Take a minute and say thank you. Email now!


Your Librarian

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Beth Grabbert
Hugh B. Bain Middle School

Library Hours

Mon.   7:50 am - 2:40 pm

Tues.  7:50 am - 2:40 pm

Wed.   7:50 am - 2:40 pm

Thurs.  7:50 am - 2:40 pm

Fri.       7:50 am - 2:40 pm

Students are welcome in the library before school starts. You must stop in the main office and pick up a yellow library pass to come before homeroom. 

Cranston Public Library is now FINE FREE for Children and Teens!

The Cranston Public Library is now Fine Free for children's and teens materials!  No fines will be charged for late or overdue materials from Cranston Libraries.  If materials belonging to other libraries in the state are late, there may be fines, but please talk with a librarian!  They will work with you to see what they can do! 

Click here to learn more about Fine Free and Worry Free

Click here for the CPL Online Library Card Application.  Or click here for a downloadable form.  (Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.)

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