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Hugh B. Bain Middle School Library : E-Book Resources

E-Book Resources Available to You and Your Family--For Free!

This year the Cranston Public Schools Library Media Department have become very proactive to make available e-book collections that are free for you to use! Please explore these resources and let us know how you enjoyed them!

E-Books at the Cranston Public Library!

Check out the Cranston Public Library!

Click the icon below to see what e-books the Cranston Public Library has available for you!  (You'll need your library card number to borrow/read books this way)

You can also get audio books!  Great for family sharing and reading on the go!

World Book Early World of Learning

World Book On Line's Early World of Learning has a variety of interactive books for your youngest students.  Click on the above icon and explore with your beginning readers!

E-Books Instructions

Do you like to read on your phone, or do you have a Kindle, Nook, or tablet? If so, you can borrow eBooks from the library! Here's how:

  1. First go to Ricat and choose Hugh B. Bain from the Middle School list
  2. Click the Catalog tab
  3. Click on Destiny Discover from the left menu
  4. Log in (username CRA + lunch number , password- lunch number)
  5. Scroll down and browse the books in the ebook section or use the search box (use the + next to the search box to limit your results to ebooks)
  6. If a book is available, you will see two options: Open and Checkout. To preview the book, choose Open. To borrow the book, which will add it to your device, choose Checkout. If you want to read the book, be sure to check it out. If a book is not available, you have the option to place a Hold so you can read it when it is returned.
  7. You may check out more than one ebook at a time.


  1. Download the Destiny Read app on your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader.
  2. Open the app. In the Location box, find Rhode Island.
  3. In the Schools box, start typing "Hugh" and you should see Hugh B. Bain Middle School.
  4. Log in (username CRA + lunch number (example: CRA12345) , password- lunch number
  5. Your ebooks will appear. Click the 3 lines for the menu options
  6. Ebooks will automatically be returned on their due date. You can return an ebook earlier by clicking "Remove"

World Book OnLine E-Books

New for this year!  World Books On Line has a growing collection of e-books!  Enjoy these high quality materials on any kind of device!

Click on the icon.  No password required!

World Book Ebooks

Subject Guide

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Beth Grabbert
Hugh B. Bain Middle School

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has more than 42,000 free ebooks: epub books and kindle books. You can also download them or read them online. These are free for you to use.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Mrs. Evje of Cranston High School West for creating some of the icons and boxes used in this Guide.