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Hugh B. Bain Middle School Library : Bain Home

Virtual Learning

In response to the Covid virus, many resources are available through the Bain Middle School Library to support virtual learning including:

Looking for a Good Book? These sites have great book suggestions! at the Cranston Public LIbrary

All Cranston Students now have access to through the Cranston Public Library's website.

Students need a Cranston Public Library card to make a account.  

Students can fill out a form and give it to their school librarians to get a free public library card if they do not have one or have misplaced it.  
Once they have an account they can: 
  • Chat with a tutor about a homework question
  • Drop off an essay for editing
  • Take practice tests, including SAT/ACT
  • Watch videos about concepts they are learning
All tutors are qualified in their subject areas and grade levels, and students' privacy is strictly protected. 
Tutors are  available from 12 PM to 12 AM.


Standards Addressed

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.

Search the Bain Library Catalog


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Advanced Search

Use the genre quick links below to see available books in the Bain library. Check the right side of the list to see if the book is in or out. Use the Book Request Form  to have the book delivered to your homeroom or to arrange a pickup with Mrs. Grabbert if you are a DL student.



Graphic Novels

Historical Fiction



RI Middle School Book Award Nominees 2021


Science Fiction

Verse Novels (fiction stories written in poetry form)

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. 

  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=CRA plus your lunch number,  Password= your lunch number)
  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 upper 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. 

Your Librarian

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Beth Grabbert
Hugh B. Bain Middle School

Library Hours

Until further notice and due to Covid, students are not allowed in the library before or after school. Please fill out the library book request form on this page or email Mrs. Grabbert ( and your book will be delivered to your room.  Students may check out two books at a time. 

Mon.   7:50 am - 2:20 pm

Tues.  7:50 am - 2:20 pm

Wed.   7:50 am - 2:20 pm

Thurs.  7:50 am - 2:20 pm

Fri.       7:50 am - 2:20 pm


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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