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Hugh B. Bain Middle School Library : About the Library

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

Many days the library is open until 3:00 or later.  Students who may need to use the library after school should check with Ms. Grabbert about the schedule.

RILINK Consortium

The Bain Library is a member of the RILINK (RI Library Information Network for Kids) consortium.  As RILINK members, we are able to participate in Inter-library loan with nearly 150 other schools thoughout RI.  This means that Bain students have access to over one million items, and are able to request books and other items.  These items are then delivered to the Bain Library free of charge!  Students can request items through the Bain page at (click here to watch a short video with instructions on how to do that) and should see Mrs. Grabbert if they have any questions.

Library Policies


Students are welcome to visit the library during advisory period, throughout the school day (with a pass from their teacher) or after school.  When visiting the library, students should sign in and leave their passes at the circulation desk.  Students should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, and should be careful not to distract other students who may be working in the library.  

Students may borrow three items at a time from the Bain Library as long as their library account is in good standing.  Library items are due three weeks after they are checked out, and may be renewed if necessary.  Library items need to be returned on time, and overdue materials will incur fines for each item that is overdue.  Students who have overdue items may not borrow additional items until their overdue items have been returned, and students who owe fines may only borrow one item at a time until their fines are paid.  Students should talk to Ms. Grabbert about making arrangements to pay for lost or damaged library materials.


Library Mission Statement

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students

Subject Guide

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Beth Grabbert
Hugh B. Bain Middle School

American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner

"Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school." (

Click here to access the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner.