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Edward S. Rhodes Library: E-Book Resources

Welcome to the Edward S. Rhodes Library website!

Free E-Book Resources for you and your family

The Cranston Public Schools Library Media Department has been 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!

Junior Library Guild

Junior Library Guild has made their entire digital ebook collection free at this time. Click the link above and then scroll down to the search box, or further to browse the books.

World Book On Line

Encyclopedias and so, so much more!


Through the RILINK consortium, the Rhodes School Library has a subscription to CultureGrams.  CultureGrams is an online learning resource that provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on hundreds of countries, as well as the U.S. states and Canadian Provinces.   Using CultureGrams in school does not require a username or password.  If you need to use it outside of school, please see Mrs. Rose to get the username and password for CultureGrams (or click on the above information sheet).  Click on the link below to access CultureGrams, and the link above for the CultureGrams information sheet.  

World Book Early World of Learning

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

Follett Shelf

You can access a wealth of E-books through our library catalog.  To check out an E-book from our Rhodes Library Catalog, you'll need your username and password.


Click the icon above and scroll down to the ebook banner to check out the ebooks available through the library catalog (RICAT). You'll need your user name (CRAlunchnumber) and password (lunchnumber).

Username: CRA Lunchnumber

sample  USERNAME:  CRA12345


Password:  lunchnumber


Welcome to Tumblebooks!

World Book Online E-Books

World Book Online has a growing collection of e-books!  Enjoy these high quality materials on any kind of device!

Click on the icon.  No password required!

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Epic! in the Classroom


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Teachers, have access to high quality  ebooks online for FREE!
Sign up for a free teacher account at getepic!.com

Oxford Owl

Click on the image above to access the Oxford Owl's free ebook library.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

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

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!

Storyline Online

Famous actors read some of your favorite stories.

NOOK Online Storytime

Click the image above for Barnes and Noble's Storytime now on YouTube.

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.