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Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School Library: Home

Rhode Island Children Book Award Nominees (RICBA) 2020

Library Hours

Monday 9:04 - 3:15
Tuesday 9:04 - 3:15
Wednesday 9:04 - 3:15
Thursday 9:04 - 3:15
Friday 9:04 - 3:15

The library is closed at 1:30 on early release days: 9/17/18, 10/15.18, 11/5/18. 12/10/18, 1/7/19, 2/11/19, 3/11/19, 4/8/19 and 5/3/19.

Circulation Policies

Kindergarten Circulates 1 book every week beginning mid-year; may renew 2x.
1st Grade Circulates 1 book every week; may renew 2x.
2nd Grade Circulates 2 books every week; may renew 2x. 
3rd Grade Circulates 3 books every other week; may renew 2x. 
4th Grade Circulates 3 books every other week; may renew 2x
5th Grade Circulates 3 books every other week; may renew 2x

If students require more than 2 renewals to complete a book, and there are no requests for the book, or if it is for a project. They may continue to renew with permission. 

There are no overdue fines. 

Lost or damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement.
Share your book with a friend, but make sure it gets checked out in his/her name. A book borrowed in your name is your responsibility.

Captain Isaac Paine (IPS) Library Media Specialist

Kristin Ripley-McNamar


Contact: (401)-647-5100

160 Foster Center Road

Foster, RI 02825

Paine Library - Catalog of Books

To access the catalog, use the search box below. Type in your search term. Click on the appropriate access button.  


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Destiny Discover - eBooks & books


For teachers username is: ips plus your library number and password is: ips 

For students username is: their library number and password is: ips

Library Catalogs

Use OCEAN STATE LIBRARIES to search for materials in all RI public libraries. 

You can access hundreds of e-books via the public library; you just need your library card number. 


Visit the Foster Public Libraries here.


Capt. Isaac Paine School Web Page

Service Policy and ILL Policies

Service Policy

  • The Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School (IPS) library is open to all Foster students and staff.

  • Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School (IPS) students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.

  • There are no overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.

  • Interlibrary loan requests can be placed by IPS patrons independently when they are logged in or through the library staff.

Interlibrary Loan

  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.

  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.

  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.

  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.

  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.

  • An individual patron can request a maximum of two items at one time.

  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.

  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.

  • Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.

Exploring Nature

All kinds of information about nature and animals

Lots of Classroom activities & teacher resources

TrueFlix database

Our school has a new subscription to, an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. To access this subscription, click here. To access this subscription from home, you will need to ask Mrs. Scanlon for the username and password or click here.

Tell us what you think!

Your opinion counts! We want to know what you think of the books you read. Use your creativity and imagination by creating book trailers, talks, blogs, etc. that you can share with others. Looking for a book in the collection that is not there? Let Mrs. McNamar know so that she can decide if the book can be added to our collection.

Help our books last a long time. Treat them with the care and respect they deserve.

Summer Reading

Celebrate with Books

What a wonderful way to add books to our Paine Library and also leave a legacy in your own name through the

Celebrate With Books Program

Download the form below