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World Book eBooks can be read on the computer and many handheld devices.  This collection is available to all Rhode Islanders as part of the state funded site.  It can be searched by keyword, subject or series and includes many fiction and nonfiction topics.  Check the reading level to see if it's appropriate for you!

You may also create an account that will allow you to download the ebook, highlight and bookmark as you read.

Follett Shelf has ebooks for Hanaford students and staff.  Check out this collection of fiction books as well as nonfiction that relates to topics students are learning in school.  Some books can be read by one student at a time while others have unlimited access so many students can read the book simultaneously.  

These books can be viewed on any pc, IPad, IPod or Android device.  You many need to download the app.

Click on the icon to see our ebook shelf.

Please see Mrs. Gorter for the username and password.  Be sure to CLOSE the book when you are done.

Happy E Reading!

Using the Hanaford Library

Borrowing Library Items
The loan period is 15 school days (3 weeks). Students in 5th grade may have out up to 5 items at one time. Students in 4th grade made have up to 4 items out at one time. Students in 3rd grade may have up to 3 items out at one time. Students with ANY overdue items may not take out materials until all overdue items are returned or replacement fees are paid. 
You may come to the library to renew if you need additional time. Please bring your items to the library when renewing.
Late Fees
The library does not charge fees for late books. However, replacement fees are charged if a book is lost or damaged beyond reasonable repair.
You may not borrow if...
You have an overdue book until all replacement fees are paid or the book is returned.
Lost Books and Magazines
Students must pay the cost of replacing lost or damaged materials before borrowing additional items.
Destiny, the library catalog system, will send out automatic email overdue reminders to parent emails. Hard copy overdue notices will be sent home once a week, usually on a Friday.

Flexible Scheduling

The Hanaford School Library operates on a flexible schedule, which means that our students, as in many upper elementary, middle and high schools, do not have weekly scheduled classes. Instead, we have collaboratively scheduled classes with classroom teachers  and book circulation on a drop-in basis.

According to the American Assocation of School Librarians (AASL), flexible library scheduling is the most beneficial to schools and students. 

From the AASL's Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling:

"Open access to a quality school library program is essential for students to develop the vital skills necessary to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in a variety of formats. Inquiry skills are taught and learned within the context of the curriculum and may occur in the classroom, the library, or at home with 24/7 accessibility to a wide range of resources, technologies, and services."

"The integrated library program philosophy requires an open schedule that includes flexible and equitable access to physical and virtual collections for staff and students. Classes must be flexibly scheduled into the library on an as needed basis to facilitate just-in-time research, training, and utilization of technology with the guidance of the teacher who is the subject specialist, and the librarian who is the information process specialist. The resulting lesson plans recognize that the length of the learning experience is dependent on learning needs rather than a fixed library time. Regularly scheduled classes in the school library to provide teacher release or preparation time prohibit this best practice. Students and teachers must be able to come to the library throughout the day to use information sources, read for pleasure, and collaborate with other students and teachers."

To read the position statement in its entirety, or to learn more about flexible scheduling, please visit the AASL website here.

Mrs. Gorter

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Beth Gorter
200 Middle Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Hours of Service

The Elinore L. Pike Library at the George R. Hanaford Elementary School is open on a flexible schedule Monday through Friday from 9:10  a.m. until 3:35 p.m.

Students are encouraged to visit the library throughout the day, with the permission of their classroom teacher, as long as there are no scheduled classes taking place.


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