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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.

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 log in to Destiny Discover through Clever to request books and should see Mrs. Grabbert if they have any questions.

Destiny Discover

Starting this year we will be using Destiny Discover to access the Bain library catalog. Try it out! Log in with Clever to search for a book, place a hold, or renew your books online. 

                                                       Destiny Discover - Apps on Google Play

The Cranston School District now offers free ebooks and audiobooks to students and faculty. Our digital collection is available 24/7. Log in to Destiny Discover using Clever and click on the Sora icon. Sora offers a wide variety of highly popular titles across all genres!

Library Orientation at the Cranston Public LIbrary

All Cranston Students now have access to


 You 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 2 PM to 10 PM.


Your Librarian

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Beth Grabbert
Hugh B. Bain Middle School

Library Hours

Library Hours

Mon.   7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Tues.  7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Wed.   7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Thurs.  7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Fri.       7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Students may check out two books at one time.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

  • 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.

Service Policy

Service Policy: 

The Hugh B. Bain Library serves as its primary clientele Bain school students, staff, teachers, service providers, family and community, without regard for age, gender, religious or ethnic background, political affiliation, educational ability or economic status. During operating hours, the library is staffed by a professional librarian who holds a master’s degree in library and information science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. Resources are chosen to support the Cranston Public School curriculum and to engage and excite students grades 6-8. Resources include books, periodicals, DVD’s, digital books and online databases. As a member of the RILINK Consortium, the Bain Library further extends full access to its materials and services at no charge to the RILINK Consortium schools. The facility is available for use by the school community. The Library has a full-time flexible schedule Monday - Friday. Curriculum integration and collaboration are the lifeblood of the library. The library does not charge overdue fines. Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.

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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